Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries has handed over the 13,208 teu vessel NYK HYPERION , unit number eight in a series of ten neo-panamax ships ordered in March 2011 by OOCL. The ship follows the OOCL BANGKOK, delivered in September. Six of the vesels will come on stream for OOCL, while four of them are to be chartered out to Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha.
In a few days, the new NYK HYPERION is to join the G6-Alliance’s Far East to Europe service ‘Loop 7’, where she replaces the 10,660 teu APL YANGSHAN.
The NYK HYPERION and her sisters are 366,47m long and 48.20m (19 rows) wide. The ships are powered by an MAN B&W12S90ME-C9.2 main engine that is electronically down-rated to only 54,200 kW.
Two more ships of the series are scheduled to come on stream in the first quarter of 2014.