Regional Container Lines christens new box ship

Regional Container Lines (RCL) is expanding its shipping routes with the launch of a new container ship, named Nattha Bhum.

The new ship is valued at more than $27.25 million and is expected to support RCL’s plans for sustainable revenue generation going forward.

Twinchok Tanthuwanit, President of RCL, explained that the company intends to further expand its services in regions with high growth potential, both in Asia such as India and in the Middle East and Africa.

RCL said it is also preparing to invest in new vessels to replace its older fleet, increase its fleet’s capacity, expand its service network, improve revenue growth and sustainability, and focus on protecting the environment and reducing pollution .

RCL recently held a naming ceremony for its newest ship. The ship’s name, Nattha Bhum, means ‘land of the philosophers’. The ship is 172 meters long and 27.5 meters wide and has a capacity of 1,930 TEU.

Nattha Bhum is a Bangkok Max carrier, the largest size allowed to enter the Thai port of Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River.

It also features a modern design that can accommodate more than 40 high-cube containers, increasing the potential of large machines. By reducing the weight of the ship’s hull, lower fuel consumption could be achieved at the same speed and distance.

This reduces the amount of CO2 emissions (greenhouse effect). An exhaust gas filter is installed, helping to reduce the amount of sulfur emitted by the vessel into the atmosphere from 3.5% to less than 0.5%, in line with the company’s ESG and sustainability policies.

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