MAY 24, 2013 — Hamburg Süd yesterday celebrated the double christening of its containerships Cap San Nicolas and Cap San Marco at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea). With a nominal slot capacity of 9,600 TEU, the two newbuildings are Hamburg Süd's largest-ever vessels and, with 2,100 reefer plugs, the ships with the largest reefer capacity worldwide at present.
The sponsor of the Cap San Nicolas is Narcisa Oetker, wife of Ferdinand Oetker, Partner in Dr. August Oetker KG and Director of Bankhaus Lampe. The Cap San Marco was christened by Doris Deichmann, wife of Fred Deichmann, Managing Director of Hamburg Süd subsidiary Columbus Shipmanagement GmbH.
The containerships are the first in a series of six newbuildings of Hamburg Süd's new "Cap San" class. After her delivery the Cap San Nicolas will be phased into the shipping group's liner service between Asia and South America East Coast in June. The Cap San Marco" is to be deployed in the same service in July.
Two more Cap San ships will be delivered by the shipbuilder in the current year. The last two units of this series are then due to be handed over to Hamburg Süd in January 2014.
Technical data of the Cap San Nicolas and Cap San Marco:
Capacity: 124,500 dwt
Slot capacity: 9,600 TEU
Reefer plugs: 2,100
Length overall: 333.2 m
Length between perpendiculars: 313.5 m
Width: 48.2 m
Draft max.: 14 m
Speed: 21 knots
Main engine output: 40,670 kW
Front row (l.-r.): J.C. Bae (HHI), Captain Henryk Arkadiusz Woszek (Hamburg Süd), J.S. Lee (President & CEO, HHI), Mrs. Lee , Fred Deichmann (Director) Columbus Shipmanagement), Doris Deichmann (Sponsor "Cap San Marco"), Dr. Ottmar Gast (Chairman of the Executive Board, Hamburg Süd), Narcisa Oetker (Sponsor "Cap San Nicolas"), Ferdinand Oetker (Partner in Dr. August Oetker KG) , Seljime Lumiani, Dr. Agron Lumiani, Mrs. Cho, H.R. Cho (Executive Vice President, HHI) and H.D. Shin (Vice President, HHI).