Hamburg Süd, presently ranking as number 13 among the world’s container lines, and a specialist carrier for the trade between the northern and southern hemispheres, has taken delivery of the 9,669 teu container vessel CAP SAN MARCO.
The ship is the second in a series of at least ten large high-reefer vessels designed for the German carrier’s South America trades. Hamburg Süd recently ordered three large container ships at Hyundai Heavy which might be further sisters of the type and take the series total to 13.
Equipped with onboard generators to supply up to 2,100 temperature controlled forty-foot containers with electricity, the new ship and her sister are the world’s largest reefer container vessels.
Hamburg Süd will deploy the Hyundai-built ship to its Far East to ECSA service, offered in co-operation with Hanjin, CSCL and CSAV.
Until mid-2014, Hamburg Süd is to receive a total of ten sister vessels of the new type. The first six units will be owned by the carrier, whereas the last four ships have been ordered via the Greek non-operating owners Enesel, who will charter them to Hamburg Sud on a long-term basis. Three more Hamburg Süd-owned units could then follow thereafter.