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Hamburg Süd: Christening of “San Christobal” in South Korea

New container vessel of the “San”-class christened

Yesterday, Hamburg Süd celebrated the christening of its container ship “San Christobal” with customers and business partners at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The vessel is the second newbuild in the series of three new “San”-class ships.

Each container vessel in the “San”-class has a nominal slot capacity of 9,034 TEU, and the “San Christobal” and her sister ships each have 1,370 reefer slots. Hamburg Süd is one of the world’s leading companies for reefer transport.

As from September, the “San Christobal” will operate this service between Asia and the East coast of South America. Part of the cargo she carries will be reefer goods, including frozen meat, fruit and vegetables.

The Sponsor of the “San Christobal” is Natalie Jacobs, wife of Dr Andreas Jacobs, who is a member of the Advisory Board of Dr August Oetker KG.

Technical Data for the “San Christobal”:

Capacity 111,700 tdw

Container 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