Hamburg Sud's First Chilean Christening

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Hamburg Sud conducted its first Chilean Christening in its 137-year history. Hamburg Sud has christened a container ship in Chile, the ceremony took place in Valparaiso on 9 January 2009. The Cap Graham is one of a series of three identical 4,294 TEU charter vessels of Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt. Together with her two sister ships, the Cap Gilbert and Cap Gregory, as well as Hamburg Sud's Bahia class vessels, the Cap Graham is sailing in Sling 1 of the Hamburg Sud liner service between Asia and South America West Coast. Sponsor of the Cap Graham was Elizabeth McPherson Cisternas, Corporate Executive Vice President Logistics and Marketing Services for Codelco Chile, the largest producer and exporter of copper worldwide. Technical data of the Cap Graham: Capacity 53,480 tdw Container capacity 4,294 TEU Reefer container plugs 400 Length overall 866 ft Length between perpendiculars 817 ft Breadth 109 ft Speed 24 knots Main engine output 36,560 kW
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