China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) has taken delivery of the 4,738 teu XIN HUI ZHOU, the last ship in a series of eight small overpanamax ships, which the carrier ordered in June 2008 at Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding.
CSCL originally ordered this series as 260m long panamax-beam vessels with an intake of 4,250 teu. The Chinese carrier however later revised the orders into slightly larger ships and negotiated delivery deferrals at the same time.
The XIN HUI ZHOU follows the XIN CANG ZHOU which was delivered in June. The newbuilding has already phased-in to one of CSCL’s domestic intra-China services.
The new vessel is named after the city of Huizhou in China’s central Guangdong province. Part of the Pearl River Delta. As a prefecture-level city, Huizhou has 4.6 million residents and it is located near the provincial capital Guangzhou.