TS Lines takes delivery of 1,096 TEU TS SHENZHEN
HONG Kong-based TS Lines (TSL) has taken in charge on May 29 the 1,096 TEU TS SHENZHEN, the third of four ships ordered in two steps at the Kyokuyo Shipyard, Japan
HONG Kong-based TS Lines (TSL) has taken in charge on May 29 the 1,096 TEU TS SHENZHEN, the third of four ships ordered in two steps at the Kyokuyo Shipyard, Japan. TS Lines had ordered the first two ships in December 2017 and the carrier six months later returned to Kyokuyo to place two more orders.
The new vessels are based on the 'Kyokuyo 1100' design, of which 13 units have been built since 2011. They present a Loa of 142 metres for a breadth of 22.5 metres and are fitted with 190 reefer plugs. They can ply at a commercial speed of 18 knots and are powered by a 6-cylinder MAN-B&W engine of the S46ME model developing 7,300 kW. The TS SHENZHEN is the first in the series to have received a SOx scrubber at the shipyard (the first pair of ships was not fitted).
The TS SHENZHEN follows the TS YOKOHAMA, delivered in November. The fourth ship will be delivered in July. The TS SHENZHEN starts her career this week with a short spell on the TSL Shanghai-Japan 'SJX-5' shuttle and will then be assigned to the carriers's 'JTK' service, connecting Japan, Taiwan, South China and Northern Vietnam.