Emirates Shipping Line (ESL) has received the first of two 4,770-TEU vessels ordered by Hamburg's Hammonia Shipping & constructed by Jiangsu New Yangzijiang shipyard.
The Hammonia Istria will be chartered to Emirates Shipping Line and remamed Emirates Pearl for deployment on its CIS China-India service to replace the 4,250-TEU Jpo Vela. ESL runs the service in partnership with OOCL and APL, which markets the loop as CIX. Emirates Shipping Line provides one of the six vessels on this service.
The new containership is 255.10 m in length with a breadth of 37.3 m and has reefer plugs for 600 containers.