ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – a company of ThyssenKrupp Technologies
– has got the order to build two 3,400 TEU container ships. These very compact container ships have a capacity of 3,400 TEU (3,400 TEU corresponds to 3,400 standard container of 20’ size) will be built at the company’s yard Nordseewerke in Emden.
This 3,400 TEU Vessel meets the charterer’s requirements for worldwide trade. Thus, this ship type can be employed successfully for feeder traffic as well as for line operation.
The customer is the Leer-based shipping company Hartmann. After the delivery of two 2,700 TEU ships in 2004 and 2005 to the Hartmann shipping
company, this new order underscores the connection between the ship owner and the shipyard.
With this new order, the order books of the shipyard include five units of the 2,700 TEU class and four units of the new 3,400 TEU class. Together with the existing Navy orders, these orders guarantee a utilisation of the yard’s production capacities until the year 2009.
The newbuildings no. 558 and 559 will be built according to German Lloyd regulations and feature the following main technical data: