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Third ship in the “San” class christened in Montevideo

Yesterday, Hamburg Süd christened its third container vessel in the new “San” class. The official naming ceremony of the “San Vicente” was held at the Cuenca del Plata terminal in Montevideo, with customers and business partners. The new ship class in the Hamburg Süd fleet has a nominal container slot capacity of around 9,000 TEU and with 1,370 reefer slots for refrigerated containers a correspondingly high reefer capacity.

The Sponsor of the “San Vicente” is Elisa Maier, wife of Roland Maier, owner of the Swiss Commodity Supplies AG, with which Hamburg Süd has been working for many years. The naming ceremony was also attended by Frank Smet, member of the Hamburg Süd Executive Board.

The “San Vicente” was built at the Korean yard Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan. Following her delivery in early November of last year, she was phased into Hamburg Süd’s liner service between Asia, South Africa and South America’s East Coast. This service is also operated by her sister ships “San Clemente” and “San Christobal”.

The Uruguay route plays an important role for Hamburg Süd. Five liner services, thereof the Asia – South Africa – South America East Coast service with four slings – call at Montevideo. More than 400 times a year, ships operated by Hamburg Süd and its Brazilian subsidiary Aliança dock at the port.

Hamburg Süd is the leading container carrier at the port of Montevideo. With a total handling volume of around 776,000 TEU at the port last year, nearly every tenth box loaded was a Hamburg Süd container.

The “San Vicente” is the second ship Hamburg Süd has christened in Montevideo. Five years ago, the “Rio Madeira” (5,900 TEU) was christened at Uruguay’s most important port.

Technical data of the “San Vicente”:

Capacity 111,700 tdw

Container slot capacity 9,034

TEU Reefer slots 1,370

Length overall 300.00 m

Length between perpendiculars 287.00 m

Width 48.20 m

Draught max. 14.50 m

Speed 22 kn

Main engine output 36,440 kW