Hamburg Süd Christens Cap Jackson in Manzanillo

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Photo courtesy Hamburg Süd Corporate Communications

Hamburg Süd christened the Cap Jackson in Manzanillo (Mexico) as part of a customer event. She is the first of two identical container ships, both of which have a slot capacity of 4,600 TEU. Sponsor of the Cap Jackson was Tatiana Ramirez Oetker. With the naming ceremony Hamburg Süd staged a premiere in Mexico, it being the first time the country had witnessed the christening of a container ship.

Since her delivery in late May 2010 at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) in Korea, the Cap Jackson has been deployed in the shipping group’s service between Asia and Mexico/South America West Coast (ASPA Service). The ship is named after a peninsula in the Marlborough region in the south of New Zealand. The sister ship, the Cap Jervis, is to be christened in Peru in November 2010.

Technical data of the Cap Jackson:
Capacity    58,350 tdw
Container capacity    4,600 TEU
Reefer plugs    516
Length, o.a.    866.1 ft
Length, b.p.    823.5 ft
Breadth        105.6 ft
Draught max.    44.3 ft
Speed    22.5 kn
Main engine output    36,560 kW

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