Hamburg Süd christened its new containership, Cap San Vincent, at a ceremony at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea, Wednesday.
The final vessel in a series of three identical new builds, Cap San Vincent’s christening follows the launch of sister ships Cap San Juan and Cap San Lazaro earlier this year. The three containerships are part of the Cap San series, the largest in Hamburg Süd’s fleet.
The Cap San Vincent has an overall length of 331 meters, width of 49.4 meters, container slot capacity of 10,600 TEU and a reefer capacity of 1,000 plugs.
Hamburg Süd said the new ship will be phased into its Asia-South America East Coast Service in late September and will carry, for instance, products of the Korean automobile industry, household appliances and other electronic merchandise to Brazil
, Uruguay and Argentina
. On the return leg, the principal commodities shipped from South America to Asia are agricultural produce and mineral raw materials.
“Although the competition for the carriers in this market is immense, we are convinced that there are further growth opportunities for Hamburg Süd,” said Dr. Arnt Vespermann, a member of Hamburg Süd’s executive board. “We shall, therefore, be expanding our liner network in the region and using the port of Busan as a gateway for cargo from and to Korea and as a central hub port.”
In attendance at the christening ceremony were customers and business partners of Hamburg Süd. The vessel’s sponsor is Susanne Neiro from K+S Transport (Kali + Salz).
Cap San Vincent
Capacity: 122,000 t
Container slot capacity: 10,600 TEU
Reefer slots: 1,000
Length overall: 331 m
Length between perpendiculars: 315.3 m
Width: 48.4 m
Draught max.: 14 m
Speed: 21 kn
Main engine output: 40,670 kW