Aliança’s new container ship “Sebastião Caboto” was christened today at the Terminal Maritimo de Passageiros in the port of Santos. The vessel’s sponsor is Deise Krause, wife of Luis Augusto Krause, Director Logistics, Sales and Marketing of the Aliança customer Josapar.
The “Sebastião Caboto” is the first of a series of four identical container ships which each have a slot capacity of 3,800 TEU and are each fitted with 500 reefer plugs. All four newbuildings will be deployed by Aliança in the Brazilian cabotage service. After her delivery at the yard of Shanghai Shipyard Co., Ltd. on 7 January 2013, the first Brazilian port of call for the “Sebastião Caboto” was Manaus on 17 February. The “Sebastião Caboto” is named after the Venetian seafarer and discoverer Sebastião Caboto (1472 to 1557), who explored the Brazilian and South American coast.
Technical data of the “Sebastião Caboto”:
Capacity: 52,065 tdw
Slot capacity: 3,800 TEU
Container plugs: 500
Length overall: 228 m
Length between perpendiculars: 217.5 m
Width: 37.3 m
Draught max.: 12.5 m
Speed: 19.5 kn Main engine output: 22,890 kW