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Hamburg Süd: Rotterdam celebrates sole christening of a “Santa” vessel in Europe

On Friday, 30 March 2012, Hamburg Süd celebrated the christening of the container ship “Santa Teresa” at the Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam (Netherlands). Sponsor of the “Santa Teresa” was Dr Angela Stieglitz, BASF SE.

The “Santa Teresa” is the seventh newbuilding of a series of ten identical container vessels which feature a slot capacity of 7,100 TEU apiece and are each fitted with 1,600 reefer slots. This makes her one of the largest ships ever built for Hamburg Süd. Following her delivery at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) in Korea in September 2011, the “Santa Teresa” initially operated in Hamburg Süd’s service between Asia and South Africa/South America East Coast. In January of this year, she was then phased into the shipping group’s Europe – South America East Coast Service.

The “Santa Teresa” is named after a town in the Brazilian province of Espirito Santo, west of the port city of Vitoria. The “Santa Teresa” is the only ship of the “Santa” series to be christened in Europe. All other nine sister ships of this class were, or will be, named in South America or Asia. The last three ships of this series – the “Santa Ursula”, “Santa Barbara” and “Santa Ines” – are to be delivered in summer 2012.

Technical data of the “Santa Teresa”:

  • Capacity: 93,430 tdw
  • Slot capacity: 7,100 TEU
  • Reefer plugs: 1,600
  • Length overall: 299.9 m
  • Length between perpendiculars: 286.8 m
  • Width: 42.8 m
  • Draught: 13.5 m
  • Speed: 22.2 kn
  • Main engine output: 41,180 kW