Container ship APL Southampton heads for city

Daily Echo: Container ship APL Southampton heads for city Container ship APL Southampton heads for city

A new container ship, APL Southampton – the first vessel in her class – is due to arrive in the port after which she is named tomorrow (Wednesday).

APL Southampton, making her maiden call, is the second container vessel in service to carry the city’s name and is the company’s largest, as well as most environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient, ship.

The vessel is fitted with a ballast water treatment system and electronically-controlled main engine, signalling a new era of sustainable ships for APL’s fleet.

Ships carry ballast water to ensure stability and reduce stresses on the hull.

However, problems can arise when the discharge of ballast water from vessels transfers organisms between different marine ecosystems, threatening ecological balance and global biodiversity.

Large enough to accommodate up to 10,700 container units, APL Southampton is on her initial voyage after being handed over by Korean shipbuilder Daewoo shipping & Marine Engineering.

To mark the ship’s visit to Southampton a commemorative plaque will be presented by the city’s mayor, Councillor Derek Burke, to the captain.

The ship is operated by APL, part of the G6 shipping alliance.

APL Southampton’s arrival in the city comes as the company has been awarded the environment Protection Award for the second time in two years.

It follows APL’s announcement it was on course to reduce a key carbon exhaust measure by 30 per cent by 2015 from its global shipping operations.

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3:58pm Tue 29 May 12

Just another reader says...

Great news, another huge ship bringing loads more work to our great terminal.
Great news, another huge ship bringing loads more work to our great terminal. Just another reader

4:15pm Tue 29 May 12

Huey says...

Great ship, great news.
Great ship, great news. Huey

5:05pm Tue 29 May 12

phil maccavity says...

Must be a mistake
Southy has said consistently that big ships are unable to enter Southampton Port and the EC (or some other regulatory body) has decreed that, henceforth, Southampton will only handle feeder container ships.
Must be a mistake Southy has said consistently that big ships are unable to enter Southampton Port and the EC (or some other regulatory body) has decreed that, henceforth, Southampton will only handle feeder container ships. phil maccavity

5:39pm Tue 29 May 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

More work for Dibden Bay then!
More work for Dibden Bay then! Fatty x Ford Worker

6:01pm Tue 29 May 12

rightway says...

Great News, more employment for third world seaman (that means cheap labour, higher profits)
Great News, more employment for third world seaman (that means cheap labour, higher profits) rightway

8:02pm Tue 29 May 12

X Old Bill says...

347 metres long, 45 metre beam, 129000 tonnes, 10700teu - There are certainly bigger box boats out there, but not much bigger.

She is flagged in Singapore.

Currently en route from Le Havre - ETA 00:01UTC
347 metres long, 45 metre beam, 129000 tonnes, 10700teu - There are certainly bigger box boats out there, but not much bigger. She is flagged in Singapore. Currently en route from Le Havre - ETA 00:01UTC X Old Bill

9:25pm Tue 29 May 12

phil maccavity says...

rightway wrote:
Great News, more employment for third world seaman (that means cheap labour, higher profits)
Its a bad time for container shipping at the moment

Most of the lines are making heavy losses
[quote][p][bold]rightway[/bold] wrote: Great News, more employment for third world seaman (that means cheap labour, higher profits)[/p][/quote]Its a bad time for container shipping at the moment Most of the lines are making heavy losses phil maccavity

10:51am Wed 30 May 12

southy says...

phil maccavity wrote:
Must be a mistake
Southy has said consistently that big ships are unable to enter Southampton Port and the EC (or some other regulatory body) has decreed that, henceforth, Southampton will only handle feeder container ships.
Learn the sizes of ships will you phil.
Its just a large ship and not the Largest ship, the World Largest ships will not call in to southampton they will not get insurence cover to enter Southampton water.
The EU ruling is not in affect yet other things as to be compleated first, like the new rail line from China to Germany.
[quote][p][bold]phil maccavity[/bold] wrote: Must be a mistake Southy has said consistently that big ships are unable to enter Southampton Port and the EC (or some other regulatory body) has decreed that, henceforth, Southampton will only handle feeder container ships.[/p][/quote]Learn the sizes of ships will you phil. Its just a large ship and not the Largest ship, the World Largest ships will not call in to southampton they will not get insurence cover to enter Southampton water. The EU ruling is not in affect yet other things as to be compleated first, like the new rail line from China to Germany. southy

10:56am Wed 30 May 12

southy says...

phil maccavity wrote:
rightway wrote:
Great News, more employment for third world seaman (that means cheap labour, higher profits)
Its a bad time for container shipping at the moment

Most of the lines are making heavy losses
And that is with cheap under-paid Slave Labour and they still can not compet
[quote][p][bold]phil maccavity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rightway[/bold] wrote: Great News, more employment for third world seaman (that means cheap labour, higher profits)[/p][/quote]Its a bad time for container shipping at the moment Most of the lines are making heavy losses[/p][/quote]And that is with cheap under-paid Slave Labour and they still can not compet southy

6:31pm Thu 31 May 12

phil maccavity says...

southy wrote:
phil maccavity wrote:
Must be a mistake
Southy has said consistently that big ships are unable to enter Southampton Port and the EC (or some other regulatory body) has decreed that, henceforth, Southampton will only handle feeder container ships.
Learn the sizes of ships will you phil.
Its just a large ship and not the Largest ship, the World Largest ships will not call in to southampton they will not get insurence cover to enter Southampton water.
The EU ruling is not in affect yet other things as to be compleated first, like the new rail line from China to Germany.
You said that 'large' ships would have to by pass Southampton
This is officially a 'large ship' and is in port so this blows quite a big hole in your argument
As someone who knows about marine insurance (P&I cover for the uninitiated) what you say about vessel insurance is another figment of your fertile imagination.
You should really try to learn more about shipping matters!!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]phil maccavity[/bold] wrote: Must be a mistake Southy has said consistently that big ships are unable to enter Southampton Port and the EC (or some other regulatory body) has decreed that, henceforth, Southampton will only handle feeder container ships.[/p][/quote]Learn the sizes of ships will you phil. Its just a large ship and not the Largest ship, the World Largest ships will not call in to southampton they will not get insurence cover to enter Southampton water. The EU ruling is not in affect yet other things as to be compleated first, like the new rail line from China to Germany.[/p][/quote]You said that 'large' ships would have to by pass Southampton This is officially a 'large ship' and is in port so this blows quite a big hole in your argument As someone who knows about marine insurance (P&I cover for the uninitiated) what you say about vessel insurance is another figment of your fertile imagination. You should really try to learn more about shipping matters!! phil maccavity

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