Hyundai delivers CAP SAN AUGUSTIN (9,669 teu)

The German container line Hamburg Süd, a specialist carrier for the trade between the northern and southern hemispheres, has taken delivery of the 9,669 teu container vessel CAP SAN AUGUSTIN.

The ship is number four in Hamburg Süd’s series of larger high-reefer vessels designed for the South America trades. Hamburg Süd ordered another three large container ships at Hyundai Heavy in June, which are believed to be further sisters of the ‘Cap San’ type and which would take the series to 13 vessels.

Equipped with onboard generators to supply up to 2,100 temperature controlled forty-foot containers with electricity, the new ship and her sisters are the world’s largest reefer container vessels.

Hamburg Süd deploys the Hyundai-built ship to its Far East to ECSA service (#2806), offered in co-operation with Hanjin, CSCL and CSAV. Today, the ship is positioning from the Korean yard to Shanghai, where she will phase into the loop.

Until mid-2014, the German shipping line is to receive at least ten sister vessels of the new type. The first six units will be owned by the carrier, whereas the last four ships have been ordered via the Greek non-operating owner Enesel, who will charter them to Hamburg Süd on a long term basis. Three more Hamburg Süd-owned units could then follow thereafter.

The CAP SAN AUGUSTIN follows the CAP SAN LORENZO, delivered in August.

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