China’s Jiangsu New Yangzijiang Shipyard has delivered the 4,770 teu vessel HAMMONIA TOSCANA, the second unit of a new baby-overpanamax ship design.
The vessel was handed over to Hammonia Reederei of Germany and she will soon join her charterer CCNI under the name CCNI BUSAN. The HAMMONIA TOSCANA follows the series’ lead ship HAMMONIA ISTRIA, delivered in June.
CCNI will deploy the ship on its Far East to WCSA service, offered in partnership with Hanjin and CSCL. The ship will replace the RHL CONCORDIA of Reederei Hamburger Lloyd, which CCNI is expected to return after a one-year charter. While CCNI seemingly replaces one modern baby-overpanamax ship, with another modern overpanamax ship of similar dimensions and capacities, the new charter vessel has a notably smaller engine and might thus be more economical to operate on the slow-steaming ten-week Asia – WCSA round trip.
So far, a total of ten sister ships of HAMMONIA ISTRIA and HAMMONIA TOSCANA have been ordered, all by German non-operating owners. Six of the ships, including the Hammonia twins will be managed by Peter Dohle, whereas four ships will be controlled by Hansa Shipping.
The vessels have a length over all of 255.10m and a beam of 37.30m (15 rows). They are powered by an MAN B&W 6 S80ME-C9 main engine and they provide electricity for up to 600 reefer containers.