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Company News, 2008-05-05, 10:00 AM

TKMS Blohm+Voss Nordseewerke: Another two of the new 3,400 TEU container ship series ordered and first of the series to be launched

TKMS Blohm+Voss Nordseewerke, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, has won the order for the construction of another two 3,400 TEU container ships. Both ships will be built at the Emden shipyard and are scheduled for delivery in 2010 and 2011. With this order, TKMS Blohm+Voss Nordseewerke now has contracts for eight ships of the new 3,400 TEU series. The first of the series will be launched on May 9, 2008.

The ship with the yard No. 556 will be launched by Marion Breker, sponsor of the ship and wife of Hans-Peter Breker (member of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp Technologies). After having been named, the ship will be launched into the Emden port basin. Immediately after being afloat, the CSAV RUNGUE will be hauled to the outfitting pier, where she will stay until delivery on August 29, 2008.

The highly compact 3,400 TEU container ships have been newly developed by TKMS Blohm+Voss Nordseewerke. The ships are characterized by a high payload capacity and a high speed in combination with low fuel consumption. The optimized stowage spaces below and on deck comply with the requirements of the charter companies for worldwide service and the ships are especially suitable for economic feeder and line service.

The CSAV RUNGUE was ordered by GEBAB, Meerbusch, and will be operated by the shipping line MARTIME in Elsfleth. Upon delivery in summer, the ship will be initially chartered for 60 months to the Chilean shipping line Compañía SudAmericana de Vapores S.A.

On May 16, 2008, the keel for the next 3,400 TEU container ship with yard No. 557 will be laid in Emden.

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