Operations by Ocean Network Express (ONE) commenced on Sunday, as the new carrier – A result of the merger of three Japanese Shipping Carriers - launched their integrated shipping services on schedule.
The new carrier, ONE, is formed from the container operations of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (K Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), and is the 6th largest ocean liner in world by capacity.
ONE will provide operations through a fleet of 240 vessels, which include the ultra-large 20,000 TEU container ships.
With a combined 1,440,000 TEU fleet, ONE’s service network will offer 85 service loops, covering more than 200 of the world’s major ports, in over 90 countries.
Services operated by the new carrier will be easily distinguishable at Ports worldwide, given their choice of colour for the company branding. Over 100,000 new containers are on order, and all new ships entering ONE’s fleet will sail in the ONE company brand colours, a striking magenta and grey.
MOL, NYK and K Line have operated services as part of 'THE Alliance' alongside Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming since April 2017, and Ocean Network Express will continue to provide services as an alliance member.