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Hamburger Lloyd takes over new flagship

Hamburger Lloyd takes over new flagship

Ordered in 2006, the US$70m vessel has been fixed on a 12 month time charter to Compania Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) and will trade between China, the Middle East and the Western Mediterranean. The vessel called at the Port of Xingang this week for her first loading.

Hamburger Lloyd is to take over six further new buildings from China between now and 2012, with two sister ships being delivered later this year. A quartet of 4,600 teu vessels is expected to join the fleet during 2011 and 2012, according to the company’s managing partner, Hauke Pane.

The Liberian flagged “RHL Felicitas” has a length overall of 294 metres and a beam of 32.20 m. With a maximum operating speed of 25.2 knots, the vessel’s total deadweight based on 14 metres draught is 63,500 tonnes. The vessel can carry 2,274 teu in holds and 2,637 teu in seven tiers on deck, including 385 reefer boxes carried on deck.