Hamburg Süd Christens New Containership

By Eric Haun
Friday, June 27, 2014

Hamburg Süd today christened its new containership Cap San Raphael in the presence of 700 guests at the Burchardkai Terminal in the Port of Hamburg.

The ship’s Sponsor is Ingeborg Schäuble, former Chair of the German Welthungerhilfe and wife of the German Finance Minister, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble. Other participants in the ceremony included   Dr. h. c. August Oetker, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Oetker Group, and Hamburg Senator for Economic Affairs, Frank Horch.

The Cap San Raphael is one of six new container ships built for Hamburg Süd by the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan. She is currently – like her sister ships – deployed in the liner service between Europe and the East Coast of South America.

The newbuilds in the Cap San class, with their nominal slot capacity of 9,600 TEU are the biggest ships in the shipping group. With 2,100 reefer slots, they have the largest reefer capacity worldwide and highlights Hamburg Süd‘s capacity in one of its core competences: transportation of refrigerated goods.

Technical data of the Cap San Raphael
Capacity: 124,500 tdw
Container capacity: 9,600 TEU
Reefer slots: 2,100
Length overall: 333.2 m
Length between perpendiculars: 318 m
Width: 48.2 m
Draught max.: 14 m
Speed: 21 kn
Main engine output: 40,670 kW
 

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