The well proven as-built HMD design, together with HMD’s complete production information, enables APSI to shorten the learning curve and ensure increased through-put of vessels, thereby increasing production efficiency and reducing the overhead costs related to each vessel. The HMD design allows for efficient production, especially in the machinery area where equipment packages are grouped together and delivered to APSI as equipment modules.
This modularized production allows APSI to focus on its core competencies within assembly and steel fabrication. This provides for a significant scale effect in the production of the most complex modules, while APSI’s focus on core competencies increases the operational efficiency and throughput at the yard. Material and turnkey costs may be further reduced through close cooperation with its partners in construction of the product tankers.
Veteran Class MT46 Product Tankers Data Sheet (pdf)
Begun in 2005 and delivered in the first quarter of 2007, the MT46 Veteran Class tanker is 600 feet long and can transport the equivalent of 14 million gallons of liquid product. The double-hulled, ABS class, environmentally friendly vessel is currently in service to Shell Oil Company transporting refined petroleum products under that company‘s time charter agreement with OSG.
The vessel‘s sponsor is Mrs. Carolyn Arntzen, wife of OSG President & CEO Morten Arntzen.
Overseas Long Beach
Delivered in June 2007, the Overseas Long Beach is the second vessel owned by American Shipping Company and leased to subsidiaries of Overseas Shipholding Group. The ship is currently in service to BP Shipping, under that company‘s time charter with OSG.
Governor Ruth Ann Minner of Delaware is the vessel‘s sponsor.
Overseas Los Angeles
Delivered in the fourth quarter of 2007, the ship became the second tanker built by the yard for service with BP Shipping. It was the third vessel delivered during 2007, and had the shortest building time of any vessel constructed by the yard to date. Following extremely successful sea trials, the ship was delivered with zero outstanding inspection comments.
The Overseas Los Angeles‘ sponsor is Mrs. Sandra Ridgway.
Overseas New York
Like its three predecessors, the ship measures 600 feet in length. It was delivered on April 11, 2008, the very day committed to nearly three years earlier when the build program was originally announced. The vessels delivery marked the first transaction between Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and American Shipping Company since the corporate reorganization which resulted in the split of the ship owner and shipbuilding operations in December 2007.
The Overseas New York‘s sponsor is Mrs. Candace Williams.
Overseas Texas City
Upon its delivery on September 19, 2008, the vessel became the first ship built at the yard to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Tier II requirements. The vessel was modified to incorporate three improved diesel powered electrical generating sets to run the vessel’s electrical system, which result in lower levels of pollutants while in operation.
The ship is currently in service to BP under that company’s time charter with OSG, and joins two other sister ships built by the yard that are already in service to BP.
Mrs. Jane Baldry is the vessel’s sponsor.
The ship was the tenth delivered by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in the ten years since the yard was founded.
The Overseas Bostons sponsor is Mrs. Marcia Lewis.
The Overseas Nikiski is named after the small community of Nikiski, located in the Kenai Peninsula Borough of Alaska, southwest of Anchorage, and home of Alaskas first refinery.
The 600 foot long product tanker is the second of four vessels planned to be utilized by Tesoro, and currently transports petroleum products for that company.
The Overseas Nikiskis sponsor is Mrs. Becky Bartilus.
Shuttle tankers are used to transport crude oil from areas where there are no available pipelines. The end user for the Overseas Cascade is BP.
The sponsor for the Overseas Martinez is Mrs. Faye Plummer.
This is the fourth vessel to be used by Tesoro.
The Overseas Chinook is the second vessel built in the series to undergo shuttle tanker modifications.
The twelve ship program was one of the largest commercial ship construction efforts since World War II and has contributed toward making the U.S. Fleet more environmentally friendly with the vessels double hull design and cleaner engines.
Philadelphia Class CV2600 Containership Data Sheet (pdf)
Independence Class CV2500 Containership Data Sheet (pdf)
Construction on the M.V.Manukai began as a part of APSI‘s training for its employees in 2000, with its Keel Laying Ceremony and the yard‘s Official Grand Opening taking place on June 21, 2001. The contract with Matson for this ship and APSI‘s second was signed on May 29, 2002. After Sea Trials, the ship was delivered on September 5, 2003.
A Philadelphia Class CV2600 Containership, this ship is designed for the domestic U.S. and worldwide trade. The vessel has six hatched holds with cell guides for 20‘ and 40‘ containers. On the hatch covers and over the aft mooring deck, 20‘, 24‘, 40‘, 45‘, and 53‘ containers can be stowed. The vessel has a bulbous bow, transom stern, and forecastle. The deckhouse is located three quarters aft with berths for 28 persons. The vessel is designed for ABS class and U.S. flag. The CV2600 includes Green Ship features such as tin-free coatings, gray and bilge water holding tanks, low sulfur fuel tanks, and reduced emissions engines.
Originally deployed in Matson‘s West Coast to Hawaii service, the vessel now serves the demanding Hawaii - Guam - China route. The ship carries a broad range of commodities including grocery and retail supplies, refrigerated cargo, building materials, and all items necessary for the economy in Hawaii.
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Construction on the M.V.Maunawili began as the M.V. Manukai‘s construction neared completion in 2003. The Keel Laying Ceremony took place on April 7, 2003, and the ship was christened on July 17, 2004, with Sea Trials and Delivery taking place shortly after.
This second ship has also been deployed in Matson‘s Hawaii - Guam - China trade.
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Construction on the third ship began as the M.V. Manuawili‘s construction neared completion in 2003. On March 11, 2005, the third ship was floated in preparation for its final outfiittings prior to delivery to Matson. It was delivered on May 19, 2005, nearly a month ahead of the contract delivery date, and placed into service in July of 2005.
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An Independence class CV2500 container ship, the Maunalei is 681 feet long and weighs over 44,000 tons when fully loaded. It is capable of carrying 20‘, 40‘, and 45‘ refrigerated containers. The deckhouse is located aft with accommodations for 23 persons. Designed for GL class and US flag, the vessel received the environmental passport notation.
The vessel was christened by Mrs. Mary Mildred "Millie" Akaka, wife of Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) before being entered into Matson‘s Hawaii-Guam-China service alongside the other three containerships constructed at the yard.
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