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Hamburg Süd: Christening of “Cap San Augustin” in Hong Kong

On Friday, 29 November 2013 Hamburg Süd celebrated the christening of its container ship “Cap San Augustin” at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong. With a nominal slot capacity of 9,600 TEU, the newbuild is one of the largest ships owned by the Group. At the same time, with its 2,100 reefer plugs the “Cap San Augustin” is currently one of the largest reefer capacity ships worldwide.

The Sponsor of the “Cap San Augustin” is Yuki Wei, the wife of Li Dongsheng, Chairman of TCL Corporation, one of Hamburg Süd’s important customers in the Region Asia Pacific (RAP).

The “Cap San Augustin” is the third container ship in a series of six newbuilds in the new “Cap San” class. After delivery from the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan (South Korea), the ship was introduced into the Group’s liner service between Asia and the South American East coast at the beginning of September 2013.

Technical data for the “Cap San Augustin”:

Capacity 124,500 tdw

Container capacity 9,600 TEU

Reefer plugs 2,100

Length overall 333.2 m

Length between perpendiculars 318.00 m

Width 48.2 m

Draught max. 14 m

Speed 21 kn

Main engine output 40,670 kW