New pink ONE vessel Continuity is greeted by Southampton dock staff wearing pink hard hats
New Southampton shipping line ONE (Ocean Network Express) has had their first magenta monster visit Southampton – the vessel named One Continuity.
One Continuity was built in 2008, is 320 metres in length, and weighs in at 90,466 deadweight tons.
Ocean Network Express, or ONE, was formed through the combination of Japan’s three biggest container shipping lines, NYK Line, “K” Line and MOL and began operations on April 1, 2018, as the world’s sixth largest container shipping company controlling a fleet of about 240 vessels.
One’s arrival she was greeted by staff of DP World wearing pink hard hats.
A spokesman for DP World said: “On this occasion, because the vessel is pink and it’s breast cancer awareness month, we decided to mark her arrival by wearing pink and presenting the captain with a cake to celebrate breast cancer awareness.”
ONE Continuity will be a regular visitor to the port as she is part of the Ocean Network Alliance’s FE1 service that operates between Asia and Europe.
After loading and discharging boxes in Southampton, she headed to Le Havre before departing for the Far East.
Steve Wyeth, Director of SDW commented “Certainly a new brand that stands out not only in Southampton, but on all shipping lanes and throughout the ports worldwide. SDW are proud to be recruitment partners to ONE, having also worked with NYK, MOL & K Line as separate companies”