The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomed one of the world’s most advanced, High-Efficient Ro-Ro (HERO) ships, the M/V Titus, on Tuesday, July 31, when it completed its maiden voyage from Asia to Port Newark’s Berth 13.
The new M/V Titus can handle a wider range of cargo types with increased capacity and optimized fuel efficiency, reducing its energy consumption and emissions. The M/V Titus is the first in a series of four new Post-Panamax vessels due to enter the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) fleet. It is the first large car and truck carrier ever built in the CSIC Xingang shipyard in China.
As a HERO (High Efficiency Ro-Ro), M/V Titus is a class of ship whose main engine is electronically controlled. The cargo hold, with its two-pillar design and electrically hoistable deck panels, allows for flexible operations and is optimized to transport breakbulk, rolling equipment, and cars. The capacity of this HERO class vessel is 8,000 car equivalent units (CEU). It has the carrying capacity for rolling equipment and breakbulk cargo.
WW Ocean is a market leader in RoRo shipping and vehicle logistics with a fleet of around 130 vessels servicing 32 trade routes to six continents, and a global inland distribution network, 77 processing centers, and 13 marine terminals.
Pictured are Master of the Titus, Captain Anders Nylander, with port staff and representatives from Ports America and Wallenius Wilhelmsen, at the on-board plaque presentation commemorating the vessel’s maiden voyage to the Port of New York and New Jersey.