FERNAO DE MAGALHAES (3,820 teu) enters service
Alianca di Navegacao, has put into service the 3,820 teu FERNAO DE MAGALHAES, a gearless SDARI 3800 type from CSSC’s Shanghai Shipyard. The vessel is 234.00m long, 37.20m wide and offer provisions to supply 500 reefer containers. Like her sisters, the FERNAO DE MAGALHAES is propelled by a 7-cylinder MAN B&W engine rated at 22,900 kW for a speed of about 20 knots. The ship is one of four SDARI 3800 sisters for Alianca.
The ship’s actual delivery date is somewhat unclear, since all four vessels appear to have spent several weeks or even months at the outfitting pier of their builders. While de-facto idle, the FERNAO DE MAGALHAES and her sisters might have technically been counted as still ‘under construction’.
In August, the ship eventually left Shanghai for a positioning trip to Brazil and it is scheduled to phase into her owners’ intra-Brazil cabotage service (#299) this week. Here, the vessel will join its earlier sisters SEBASTIAO CABOTO and PEDRO ALVARES CABRAL. Unit number four, the AMERICO VESPUCCIO, is presently positioning to Brazil.
The new ship is named after the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), who led the first circumnavigation of the Earth in the year 1519.