Category: fleet

Thenamaris receives SEADREAM (5,000 teu)

The Greek non-operating owner Thenamaris has taken delivery of the 5,000 teu baby-overpanamax vessel SEADREAM: The new ship is the second of two sisters that Thenamaris ordered in June 2011 at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries of South Korea.

The 255.40m long and 37.40m (15 rows) wide ship has a commercial speed of 21.5 knots and is powered by a MAN B&W 6G80ME-C9.2 main engine, rated at about 27.000 kW.

While unit one of the duo was taken up by Maersk Line, Thenamaris’ SEADREAM appears to be charter free for the moment.


HANJIN FLORIDA (3,614 teu) delivered

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The 3,614 teu HANJIN FLORIDA at Sundong / Credit: Vladimir Tonic

Hanjin Shipping has put into service the 3,614 teu container vessel HANJIN FLORIDA, the third vessel in a series of four sister ships ordered by companies related to the Ofer Family in June 2011 at Sungdong Shipyard, South Korea.

The new baby-overpanamax ship is 228m long and 37.30m (15 rows) wide. It is equipped with 500 reefer plugs and designed for moderate service speeds of no more than 21 knots.

The HANJIN FLORIDA is to join the Far East to India and Pakistan service ‘FIX’ offered jointly by Hanjin and KMTC. On this loop, the new ship will replace the 4,275 teu HANJIN DURBAN.

Week 44 at a glance

CSBC delivers EVER LINKING (9,200 teu)

The Evergreen Group has taken delivery of the UK-registered 9,200 teu vessel EVER LINKING. The ship is the 16th of 30 units in the carrier’s series of new L-class ships and the second vessel of the series that was built at CSBC Kaohsiung in Taiwan.

Evergreen had decided to split the 30-strong series of new L-class ships between the South Korean yards Samsung Heavy Industries (20 ships) and CSBC Kaohsiung (10 units).

The new vessel follows the EVER LIVING, delivered in September as the first CSBC-built ship of the type.

Evergreen will phase the EVER LINKING into its ‘CES’ Far East to Northern Europe service, where several of the new L-class units are to replace the last remaining 7,024 teu Evergreen S-class ships.

The new L-type vessels were the largest container ships in Evergreen’s fleet until the recent delivery of the 13,900 teu THALASSA HELLAS, the first of a series of ten ultra-large ships that Evergreen is to charter from the Greek non-operating owner Enesel.

Initially, Evergreen had been very conservative when it comes to newbuilding orders. For years, the carrier had the smallest order book of any major container line and it refrained from ordering ultra-large vessels when many of its rivals opted for +13,000 teu ships. In 2010 and 2011 Evergreen finally embarked on a 30 ship newbuilding program, which it topped up in 2012 with a deal with Enesel for even bigger ships.

CCNI and NSC order fifth 9,030 teu compact wide beam ship at Hanjin Philippines

CCNI has added a fifth 9,030 teu ship to its pipeline. The vessel has been ordered at Hanjin Subic Bay Shipyard in the Philippines.

Just as the four earlier ships of the series, the new vessel will be owned jointly by Grupo Empresas Navieras, the majority shareholder in CCNI, and by the Hamburg-based non-operating owner NSC Schiffahrt.

Scheduled for delivery in mid-2015, the vessel has been ordered for a price of USD 81.60 million. All five units will be compact wide-beam ships with a length of 300.00m and a beam of 48.20m (19 rows). The vessels will have provisions to carry up to 1,200 reefer containers.

Brodosplit to build LNG-powered container ships

The Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit has received orders for two LNG-powered container vessels. While the yard did not disclose the identity of the owner, it is believed that the vessels are to be built for a sister company of Brodosplit itself, which will then place them on the charter market.

Technical details of the ships have not been provided, but the vessels are expected to fall within the size range from 1,300 to 1,500 teu. The ships will be gearless units with a fully-enclosed deckhouse in the all-aft position. The layout suggests that the ships have been designed with the intra-European feeder trades in mind. The ships will be suited in particular for the North Sea and Baltic, where increasingly tight sulphur emission standards will soon mandate the burning of cleaner fuels or, alternatively, the installation of exhaust gas treatment devices.

Brodosplit said the ships are scheduled for delivery in 2015.

SPP Shipbuilding delivers SEAMASTER (1,756 teu)

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1,756 teu SEAMASTER is entering Golden Sea’s service / Credit: Vladimir Tonic

The Greek non-operating owner Eastern Mediterranean Maritime (EMM) has taken delivery of the 1,756 teu SEAMASTER. The vessel is the third container ship ever built by the South Korean SPP Shipbuilding Company, and the last unit in a trio of three similar wide-beam units for EMM.

The new SPP container ships are compact wide-beam Bangkokmax designs with a length over all of 170.00m, a beam of 29.80 and a moderate draft of 9.50m. The geared ships are thus ideally suited for second-tier intra-Asia services.

The SEAMASTER will join this week her charterer Golden Sea Shipping, a regional intra-Asia carrier and member of the China Shipping group of companies. The ship will phase into the joint Malaysia – Thailand – Vietnam service of Golden Sea Shipping and Gold Star Line, a subsidiary of Israel’s flag carrier Zim. This weekly service operates as a Port Kelang based butterfly with a Thailand (Bangkok and Laem Chabang) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) leg. It turns in 21 days with three ships.

On this loop, the new SEAMASTER will replace the 1,440 teu CAPTAIN KATTELMANN, which Golden Sea Shipping will return upon phase-out.

The SEAMASTER follows her earlier sisters TZINI and SAN GIORGIO.