The Greek non-operating owners Eastern Mediterranean Maritime (EMM) have taken delivery of the 1,756 teu SAN GIORGIO. The vessel is the second container ship ever built by the South Korean SPP Shipbuilding Company, and the second in a series of three similar wide-beam units for EMM.
To be chartered by Sea Consortium/XPress Feeders, the ship will begin its commercial career on the carrier’s weekly Busan to Dalian shuttle service, where the SAN GIORGIO replaces the marginally smaller SCIO SUN of 1,743 teu.
The new SPP container ships are compact wide-beam Bangkokmax designs with a length over all of 170.00m, a beam of 29.80 and a moderate draft of 9.50m. The geared ships are thus ideally suited for second-tier intra-Asia services.
EMM will complete the trio on September, when SPP is to deliver the final ship in the series, the SEA EAGLE.