Hamburg Süd celebrate the christening of container ship “Santa Barbara” at the Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) in Shenzhen, China.
The “Santa Barbara” was the last of a total of ten new buildings of the “Santa” class to be christened. Like her nine sister ships, the “Santa Barbara” has a slot capacity of 7,100 TEU and is fitted with 1,600 reefer container plugs.
Following her delivery at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) in May 2012, she was phased straight into Hamburg Süd’s service between Asia and South Africa/South America East Coast.
The “Santa Barbara” is the third vessel to bear this name in the more than 140-year history of Hamburg Süd. The sponsor was ohanna Oetker, a daughter of Dr Arend Oetker.
Technical data of the “Santa Barbara”:
• Capacity: 93,430 tdw
• Slot capacity: 7,100 TEU
• Reefer plugs: 1,600
• Length overall: 299.9 m
• Length between perpendiculars: 286.8 m
• Width: 42.8 m
• Draught max.: 13.5 m
• Speed: 22.2 kn
• Main engine output: 41,180 kW