Tagged: Container ship

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

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.

Schulte Group takes delivery of MSC ARBATAX (9,403 teu)

The Chinese shipbuilder Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industries, based on Changxing Island near Shanghai, has delivered the 9,403 teu container vessel JOHANNA SCHULTE, the second 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 ARBATAX. It follows the series’ lead ship MSC ANTALYA (JUDITH SCHULTE), which was delivered in August.

The MSC ARBATAX 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 ARBATAX is equipped with high capacity alternative marine power system enabling vessels operation in port on the shore power supply.

MSC schedules already saw the ship assigned to various services, only to postpone the newbuilding’s phase-in again and change the vessel’s assignment. The ship is now believed to start its career with a trip from Asia to South Africa as part of the ‘Ipanema’ service, with further deployment yet to be advised. (MSC frequently uses South Africa related services to position newbuildings from Far Eastern yards to Europe or the ECSA.)

The new ship is named after the small Italian port city of Arbatax, located on the Island of Sardinia.

Hamburg Süd puts CAP CLEVELAND (3,868 teu) into service

Hamburg Süd will put in service next week the new 3,868 teu container ship CAP CLEVELAND, which the carrier charters from the German non-operating owner F. A. Vinnen & Co. The vessel had been essentially ready for two months, but appears to have been mothballed at the yard until Hamburg Süd needed it.

Hamburg Sud will phase the ship into its WCNA to Australia and New Zealand service, jointly offered with CMA CGM and ANL. On this loop, the new ship will replace the 3,104 teu CAP EGMONT.

The CAP CLEVELAND is the first of two SDARI 3800 type vessels that Vinnen had ordered in September 2010 at Shanghai Shipyard for a reported price of USD 50 million per ship. The second vessel, also ready but not yet in service, will come on stream as CAP CORAL. For Vinnen, the two ships are accounted for under the proforma names MERKUR FJORD and MERKUR OCEAN.