Fleet joins the 20,000 teu club

Hong Kong-based ship manager Fleet Management took its first 20,000 teu containership under its wing last week.

The 20,182 teu MOL Treasure made her maiden call in Hong Kong, three weeks after Japan’s Mitsui OSK Line took delivery of the vessel from compatriot Imabari Shipyard. With a length of 400m and breadth of 58m, MOL Treasure is Fleet Management’s seventh ultra large container vessel, a term applied to all such vessels with a capacity of 14,000 teu or larger.

“The responsibility that comes with the pride of managing ULCVs is tremendous,” said Kishore Rajvanshy, managing director of Fleet Management.

“Towards this end, Fleet is taking various measures to ensure that voyages of their ULCV managed fleet remain safe as they must. From advanced navigation simulator courses for ship staff, to very close monitoring and support by experienced shore based professionals. Fleet is ensuring that size does not matter when it comes to our multifarious ship management”, he added.

Fleet Management Ltd is the world’s third largest professional manager of merchant ships – supplying seafarers and technical know-how to a diversified fleet of more than 450 modern ships with an average age of seven years.

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