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.
Alianca di Navegacao has put into service the 3,820 teu AMERICO VESPUCIO, a gearless SDARI 3800 type from CSSC’s Shanghai Shipyard. The vessel is 234.00m long, 37.20m wide and offers provisions to supply 500 reefer containers. Like her sisters, the AMERICO VESPUCIO is propelled by a 7-cylinder MAN B&W engine rated at 22,900 kW for a speed of about 20 knots. The ship is the last of four SDARI 3800 sisters for Alianca.
The ship’s actual delivery date is somewhat unclear, since all four vessels appear to have spent several weeks or even months at the outfitting pier of their builders. While de-facto idle, the AMERICO VESPUCIO and her sisters might have technically been counted as still ‘under construction’.
Well over a month ago, the ship eventually left Shanghai for a positioning trip to Brazil and it is scheduled to phase into her owners’ intra-Brazil cabotage service this week. Here, the vessel will join its earlier sisters SEBASTIAO CABOTO, PEDRO ALVARES CABRAL and FERNAO DE MAGALHAES.
The new ship is named after the Italian explorer, navigator and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci (1454 – 1512) who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia’s eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus’ voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to Europeans.
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.
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.
Hanjin’s shipyard at Subic Bay in the Philippines has bagged three orders for container ships from an undisclosed European owner for delivery in the second half of 2015.
While neither the orders themselves nor the identity of the owner have been announced officially, Technomar is believed to be behind the deal. The Greek shipowner had signed firm orders for two 6,900 teu vessels at Hanjin Philippines in February, with at least two options attached to the contract.
These two firmly-ordered Technomar ships are scheduled for delivery in January and March of 2015, respectively. They are compact units with a length overall of about 270m and a wide beam of 42.80m, or 17 rows, The vessels will be powered by an ultra-long-stroke MAN B&W main engine of the manufacturer’s G-series .
The three additional units meanwhile are believed to be larger and it appears that Technomar has renegotiated its 6,700 teu original ship options into firm orders for 9,000 teu vessels. Technomar would therewith join CCNI, NSC and Costamare, who all signed 9,000 teu container ships at Hanjin Philippines.
Further to these, the Greek shipowner Embiricos and its management company International Maritime Enterprises have reportedly renegotiated orders for two 6,700 teu units at the yard into ships of 9,000 teu. This alleged move however, has not been confirmed so far.
Alianca di Navegacao, has put into service the 3,820 teu FERNAO DE MAGALHAES, a gearless SDARI 3800 type from CSSC’s Shanghai Shipyard. The vessel is 234.00m long, 37.20m wide and offer provisions to supply 500 reefer containers. Like her sisters, the FERNAO DE MAGALHAES is propelled by a 7-cylinder MAN B&W engine rated at 22,900 kW for a speed of about 20 knots. The ship is one of four SDARI 3800 sisters for Alianca.
The ship’s actual delivery date is somewhat unclear, since all four vessels appear to have spent several weeks or even months at the outfitting pier of their builders. While de-facto idle, the FERNAO DE MAGALHAES and her sisters might have technically been counted as still ‘under construction’.
In August, the ship eventually left Shanghai for a positioning trip to Brazil and it is scheduled to phase into her owners’ intra-Brazil cabotage service this week. Here, the vessel will join its earlier sisters SEBASTIAO CABOTO and PEDRO ALVARES CABRAL. Unit number four, the AMERICO VESPUCCIO, is presently positioning to Brazil.
The new ship is named after the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), who led the first circumnavigation of the Earth in the year 1519.
China’s Wuhu Xinlian shipyard recently delivered the 18,000 dwt multipurpose vessel SCL BASILISK, the last unit of four identical ships originally ordered for Safmarine’s Africa-related breakbulk and multipurpose services. While the lead ship SAFMARINE SAHEL and sisters two and three indeed joined Safmarine, the last unit was later refused by the carrier because of year-long delivery delays.
The ship has finally been handed over to Swiss Container Line (SCL), interests related to Enzian Shipping of Switzerland.
The Swiss also control a series of four very similar, but not identical, multipurpose ships from Jiangsu Sugang Shipyard – two of which have been chartered to Safmarine.
Swiss Container Line’s SCL BASILISK is 161.50m long and 25.00m wide. The ship is fitted with three 80 ton cranes and she can – theoretically – carry about 1,000 teu in full container mode.
Powered by an MAN B&W main engine of 9,900 KW, the SCL BASILISK is capable of a speed of about 17 knots.
The SCL BASILISK is presently tramping in the multipurpose market and she is not trading on a scheduled liner service so far.