Designed to support larger and heavier cargo, the Mark V vessels use the latest technology and innovative design features to increase capacity, reduce emissions and significantly lower fuel consumption.

The Mark V – a Panamax vessel that will service the round-the-world trade – will be the largest of its kind, with 50,335 square metres in deck area, of which 31,250 square metres is reserved for high and heavy cargo. The strengthened stern ramp has a 500-tonne capacity, and cargo can even be loaded on the weather deck, which has a ramp from the deck below.

Despite the increased capacity, the Mark V will use 15 to 20 percent less fuel per unit transported than the Mark IV, thanks to a streamlined hull and an advanced turbo generator, which produces electricity from exhaust heat. The turbo generator also reduces emissions of sulphur diox-ides and carbon dioxides by five to six percent, and a state-of-the-art water ballast treatment system reduces emissions to the sea.

Customers will also benefit from the increased deck heights of the vessel, designed for the efficient transport-ation of rolling, breakbulk and project cargo. Three of the decks can be lowered and raised to provide maximum flexibility and utilisation.

Built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki, Japan, the Mark V is part of WWL’s commitment to providing its customers with the safest, most cost efficient and environmentally sustainable shipping services on the market. Read more about the building of the Mark V on pages 10-11.