The first in a series of six 7,100 TEU container carriers, the ALS CERES was delivered to the owners Asiatic Lloyd Maritime LLP, Singapore, part of the AL Group. The newbuild vessel was built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) and designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI).

The vessel was delivered to ABS class on May 29 and in accordance with Friedrich Bunnemann, Managing Partner of Asiatic Lloyd and of AL Group “is Asiatic Lloyd’s first ABS-classed, new-build vessel.”

In accordance with the class ABS, the new container carrier is assigned with the ABS Ammonia Fuel Ready Level 1C and Methanol Fuel Ready Level 1C Class notations, indicating that a concept-level design study has been carried out for future conversion to ammonia and methanol fueling.

The vessel is also one of the first to feature the ABS FOC notation, an enhanced standard reflecting additional fire-fighting methods, says ABS in a statement.

Pier Carazzai, the ABS Vice President of Engineering Europe and Middle East stated, that “the ALS CERES is a great example of how the maritime industry is implementing energy-efficient technologies to meet global decarbonization targets. The successful conclusion of the project is a testament to the dedication and efforts of the ABS China Engineering and Survey Operation teams that supported this project and worked together to deliver this state-of-the-art vessel for the next generation.”