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Products and solutions, 2008-09-05, 02:00 PM

Double Launching at HDW-Gaarden

Hamburg / Kiel, September 5, 2008

On September 5, two 2,700 TEU container ships were launched at HDW-Gaarden in Kiel, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The two container ships are the second and the third of a series of three ships for the Hermann Buss shipping line in Leer. The MAIN TRADER was named by Gabriela Meyer, the wife of Jens-Uwe Meyer, financial consultant to the shipping line. The MOSEL TRADER was named by Dr. Ulrike Schäfer, the wife of Dr. Matthias Schäfer of the Buss family.
Both ships will be chartered to the Chinese T.S. Lines Limited headquartered in Hong Kong and will operate in Asian waters. The ships will be delivered in mid-September and mid-December 2008.

The container ships have been built in compliance with the rules and regulations of Germanischer Lloyd. Their main characteristics are:

Length over all 215.50 m
Length between perpendiculars 205.93 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) 38,000 t
Container capacity 2,702 TEU
Propulsion 100 % MCR 21,770 kW at 108 rpm

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