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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.

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AMERICO VESPUCIO (3,820 teu) enters Brazil Cabotage service

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.

NYK HYPERION (13,208 teu) delivered

Vladimir Tonic

The 13,208 teu NYK HYPERION / Credit: Vladimir Tonic

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.

FERNAO DE MAGALHAES (3,820 teu) enters service

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.

Delivery of OOCL BANGKOK (13,208 teu) completes G6 Loop 5 upgrade

Vladimir Toniae

The 13,208 teu OOCL BANGKOK / Credit: Vladimir Tonic

Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries has handed over the 13,208 teu vessel OOCL BANGKOK, unit number seven in a series of ten neo-panamax ships ordered in March 2011 by OOCL. The ship follows the NYK HERMES, delivered in July. Six of the vesssels 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 OOCL BANGKOK is to join the G6-Alliance’s Far East to Europe service Loop 5, where she replaces the 8,900 teu HYUNDAI GLOBAL, which will phase out at the end of her present eastbound trip.

The delivery of the OOCL BANGKOK therewith completes the upgrade of Loop 5 to ships of +13,000 teu which commenced in late January with the phase-in of the NYK HELIOS. The eleven-strong fleet now consists of ten neo-panamax ships provided by Hapag-Lloyd (4), Hyundai (4) and OOCL (2), plus one neo-overpanamax ship provided by Mitsui O.S.K., the MOL QUEST.

The OOCL BANGKOK is 366.47m long and 48.20m (19 rows) wide. She is powered by a MAN B&W12S90ME-C9.2 main engine that is electronically down-rated to only 54,200 kW.

One more ship of the series, the NYK HYPERION, will be delivered this year, whereas the last two units are scheduled to come on stream in the first quarter of 2014.

DSME of South Korea delivers third EEE-type MARY MAERSK (18,270 teu)

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EEE-3 at yard / Credit: Vladimir Tonic

Maersk Line is to take delivery this week of the 18,270 teu container vessel MARY MAERSK from South Korea’s DSME shipyard. The vessel is the third unit in the carrier’s series of 20 ultra-large triple-E container ships and she will phase into Maersk’s ‘AE10’ Far East to Europe and Baltic Sea service, where she is to replace the 13,092 teu MAERSK ELBA. Before phase-in, the ship will perform a bunkering trip to Vostochny, Russia.┬áIn the EEE-type series, the MARY MAERSK follows the MAJESTIC MAERSK.

The MARY MAERSK is 399.00 m long and 59.00 m (23 rows) wide. The ship is powered by a fully redundant twin-engine, twin-propeller and twin-rudder propulsion system. Two MAN B&W 8S80ME-C 9.2 engines, each fitted with an exhaust gas economizer, provide an MCR of 29,680 kW per unit and drive the ship at a moderate service speed of 22 knots. The EEE-series’ reefer capacity has not been disclosed but it is estimated at around 1,800 units.

Maersk Line’s new ship is named after her sponsor Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark and Countess of Monpezat, the wife of Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik.

Second triple-E class ship MAJESTIC MAERSK (18,270 teu) delivered

Andrew MacAlpine

Triple-E #2 at DSME / Credit: Andrew MacAlpine

Maersk Line has taken delivery of the 18,270 teu container carrier MAJESTIC MAERSK. The vessel is the second unit in a series of 20 ultra-large container ships that Maersk ordered at the South Korean Shipyard of DSME ‘Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’. The ships of this ‘triple E’ class are currently the largest container vessels in the world.

The new ship is to phase into Maersk’s ‘AE10’ Far East to Europe and Baltic Sea service, where she is to replace the 13,092 teu MAERSK ELBA. The MAJESTIC MAERSK follows the series’ lead ship MAERSK MC-KINNEY MOLLER, delivered at the beginning of July.

The MAJESTIC MAERSK is 399.00m long and 59.00m (23 rows) wide. She is powered by a fully redundant twin-engine, twin-propeller and twin-rudder propulsion system. Two MAN B&W 8S80ME-C 9.2 engines, each fitted with an exhaust gas economizer, with an MCR of 29,680 kW will drive the ship at a moderate service speed of 22 knots. The EEE-series’ reefer capacity has not been disclosed but it is estimated at around 1,800 units.

In late September, the new ship will make an off-schedule call at Copenhagen, where she is to be christened by the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II.