The container vessel Bahia Grande was christened at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine
Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) yard in Okpo, Korea. The Bahia Grande
is the fourth of a total of six identical 3,752 TEU container ships
commissioned from DSME by Hamburg Süd. Following the delivery the Bahia Grande will be phased into Hamburg Süd's liner
service between Asia/South Africa and South America East Coast.
The sponsor of the newbuilding is Barbara Wiegmann, wife of Dr
Hans-Henning Wiegman, Chairman of the Executive Board of Henkell &
Söhnlein Sektkellereien KG in Wiesbaden, like Hamburg Süd
a member of the Oetker Group.
The "Bahia Grande" is named after a bay in the Argentinean
province of Santa Cruz, which forms the southernmost section of the