The Chinese shipbuilder Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industries, based on Changxing Island near Shanghai, had delivered the 9,403 teu container vessel JUDITH SCHULTE, the first of six compact wide-beam units for German and Greek non-operating owners Schulte Group and Costamare. The new ship was handed over under the charter name MSC ANTALYA.
The MSC ANTALYA is a twin-island design with the bridge located at the one-third forward position. The ship is 299.00m long and 48.20m wide, with a design draft of 14.00m and a deadweight of 111,000 tons.
With a maximum container intake of 9,403 teu and a homogenous intake of 7,100 teu at 14 tons, the vessel offers electricity supply for 1,000 refrigerated containers.
A super long stroke MAN B&W 9S90ME-C9.2 main engine, rated at 52,290 kW (MCR) drives the ship at up to 22 knots. Thanks to an exhaust gas by-pass system, the main engine is capable of super slow steaming down to the speed of 13 knots. The MSC ANTALYA is equipped with high capacity alternative marine power system enabling vessels operation in port on the shore power supply.
MSC has deployed the new ship to its Far East – South Africa – Europe pendulum service, where the MSC ANTALYA has replaced the 8,588 teu HANJIN ROTTERDAM, which MSC has chartered from Hanjin for almost a year. Still surplus to Hanjin’s requirements, this ship has been chartered out to CCNI under the name CCNI AMAZONAS.