November 27, 2022

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ONE orders the first 10 ships to build a green fleet

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Japan Ocean Network (ONE)

Investing in green ships instead of leasing ships, Japan’s largest container shipping company, Japan Ocean Network (ONE), has launched a fleet expansion plan of 10 billion US dollars, aiming to expand its fleet by 60% in the next eight years. The “new owner”‘s first order for 10 new ships is also close to being finalized.

On March 23, ONE CEO Jeremy Nixon announced that in the 2022-2023 fiscal year, ONE will invest 20 billion US dollars, of which as much as 10 billion US dollars will be used to order new ships, and it is expected that there will be 150,000 TEUs per year. newbuilding investment. Another $10 billion will be invested in other areas such as terminals, technology and containers.

He pointed out: “We have just started ordering new buildings under the ONE name. We have previously chartered 38 new buildings with a total capacity of about 500,000 TEU. These new ships will replace older ships whose leases have expired, helping to increase the overall benefit in terms of cost of accommodation, lowering our carbon footprint.”

Jeremy Nixon said: “Last year we had 75% of our ships leased from shareholders, and by 2030 this will be reduced to 20%… that’s why we need to supplement our future ship demand.”

In line with the company’s green strategy, ONE‘s new ships will be able to use hydrogen, ammonia, or methanol as fuel, and the introduction of alternative fuels will take place by 2030. ONE aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

According to data provided by ONE, the 38 long-chartered new buildings include 6 24,000TEU, 14 15,000TEU, 8 12,000TEU, and 10 7,000TEU container ships, of which 4 12,000TEU and 4 15,000TEU have been delivered in FY2020 and FY2021 Operation, and 26 more will be delivered in the fiscal year 2023 to the fiscal year 2024.

It is understood that the six 24,000TEU ships leased by ONE were ordered by Japanese shipowner Shoei Kisen Kaisha at Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Shipbuilding United (JMU), and the 10 7000TEU ships were ordered by Seaspan at Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding. In addition, 4 12,000TEU and 4 15,000TEU ships ordered by Seaspan in Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Industry last year have also been confirmed to be leased to ONE.

At the same time, it is reported that ONE will order 10 13,000TEU container ships, 5 each of which will be built by Imabari Shipbuilding and Hyundai Heavy Industries. The new ships will be LNG-ready designs and are expected to cost as much as $160 million each. This will be the first time ONE has built a new ship on its own as a shipowner.

According to Alphaliner‘s data, ONE‘s current fleet is 208 ships of about 1.5284 million TEU, including 84 self-owned ships and 124 leased ships, ranking sixth in the world in terms of shipping capacity. Based on the figure of 150,000 TEU per year, the capacity of the ONE fleet will increase by 1.2 million TEU by the fiscal year 2030 compared with the current level, reaching about 2.73 million TEU, an increase of nearly 60% incapacity.

It is understood that ONE was established in 2017. It is a container ship business company jointly established by Japan Merchant Shipping Mitsui, Kawasaki Kisen, and Nippon Yusen. The three companies currently hold 31%, 31%, and 38% of the shares respectively.

Benefiting from the strong freight demand, ONE forecasts that the net profit after tax in the fiscal year 2021 (April 2021-March 2022) is expected to reach US$15.398 billion, an increase of nearly 5 times compared with the net profit of US$3.48 billion achieved in the fiscal year 2020. From January to December 2021, ONE achieved a pre-tax profit margin of 53%, well above the industry average of 40%.

Source: eworldship

“粉红”船东百亿美元升级打造绿色船队!首批10艘将敲定

投资绿色船舶以代替租赁船,日本最大的集装箱航运公司日本海洋网联船务(ONE)抛出百亿美元的船队扩张计划,目标在未来8年将船队规模扩大60%。这家“新船东”的首份10艘新船订单也即将敲定。

3月23日,ONE首席执行官Jeremy Nixon宣布,在2022-2023财年,ONE将投资200亿美元,其中多达100亿美元将用于订造新船,预计每年将会有15万TEU规模的新造船投资。另外100亿美元将用于码头、技术和集装箱等其他领域投资。

他指出:“我们刚刚开始以ONE的名义订造新船。之前我们已经租赁了38艘新造船,总运力约为50万TEU。这些新船将取代租约到期的旧船,有助于提高我们在舱位成本方面的总体效益,降低我们的碳足迹。”

Jeremy Nixon表示:“去年我们有75%的船舶是从股东那里租入的,到2030年这一比例将减少到20%……这就是为什么我们需要补充我们未来的船舶需求。”

为配合公司的绿色战略,ONE的新船将可以使用氢气、氨气或甲醇作为燃料,替代燃料的引进将在2030年之前实现。ONE的目标是2030年将温室气体排放减少70%,到2050年实现净零排放。

根据ONE提供的数据,这38艘长租新造船包括6艘24000TEU、14艘15000TEU、8艘12000TEU和10艘7000TEU集装箱船,其中4艘12000TEU和4艘15000TEU已经在2020财年和2021财年交付运营,还有26艘将在2023财年至2024财年陆续交付。

据了解,ONE租赁的6艘24000TEU船由日本船东正荣汽船在今治造船和日本造船联合(JMU)订造,10艘7000TEU船由Seaspan在外高桥造船订造。此外,Seaspan去年在扬子江船业订造的4艘12000TEU和4艘15000TEU船也已经确定将租赁给ONE。

与此同时,有消息称ONE将订造10艘13000TEU集装箱船,由今治造船和韩国现代重工各建造5艘。这批新船将采用LNG-ready设计,预计每艘船造价高达1.6亿美元。这将是ONE首次作为船东自行订造新船。

根据Alphaliner的数据,ONE目前船队规模为208艘约152.84万TEU,其中包括84艘自有船舶和124艘租入船舶,运力排名全球第六位。以每年15万TEU的数字计算,到2030财年ONE船队运力将比现在增长120万TEU,达到约273万TEU,运力增幅近60%。

据了解,ONE成立于2017年,是日本商船三井、川崎汽船、日本邮船合资设立的集装箱船业务公司,目前三家公司的持股比例分别为31%、31%、38%。

受益于强劲的货运需求,ONE预测2021财年(2021年4月-2022年3月)税后净利润有望达到153.98亿美元,比2020财年实现的34.8亿美元净利润增长近5倍。2021年1月至12月,ONE实现了53%的税前利润率,远高于行业平均的40%。

来源:国际船舶网

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