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Products and solutions, 2008-02-15, 01:00 PM

2,700 TEU Container Ship Launched at HDW-Gaarden

Hamburg / Kiel, September 15, 2008

The launching and christening ceremony for the second of a series of five 2,700 TEU container ships took place on February, 15 in Kiel at HDW-Gaarden – a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The MARUBA MAXIMA officially got her name from godmother Dominique Virdis Yerly, the wife of Michael Yerly, President of AMS Alpine Maritime Services in Fribourg, Suisse. Just as her sister ship MARUBA EUROPA, delivered in September 2007, the MARUBA MAXIMA was ordered by GEBAB in Meerbusch and will be operated by the shipping line NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Buxtehude. The remaining three ships will be delivered by the end of 2008.
The 2,700 TEU ships are a success within the shipbuilding group of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and, in addition to HDW-Gaarden, Blohm + Voss (2 ships) and Emder Nordseewerke (8 ships) have contributed to the success.

The container ship has been built in compliance with the rules and regulations of Germanischer Lloyd and the main characteristics are as follows:

Length overall 215.47 m
Length between perpendiculars 205.28 m
Moulded breadth 29.80 m
Moulded depth 16.50 m
Strength draught 11.55 m
Design draught 10.10 m
Deadweight (D=11.55 m) 37,950 t
Container capacity 2,702 TEU
Propulsion 100% MCR 21,770 kW at 108 rpm

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