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Company News, 2008-08-29, 12:00 PM

TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke hand over the first 3,400 TEU series container ship

In a ceremony held on August 29, 2008, the CSAV RUNGUE - built by TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke in Emden - has been handed over to the Elsfleth-based shipping line MARTIME. The ship had been launched on May 9, 2008, and is the first of a series of 3,400 TEU container ships.

The handing over ceremony took place on board the CSAV RUNGUE in the course of a tour with 400 invited guests and employees of the shipping line and the yard.

The CSAV RUNGUE has been ordered by GEBAB - headquartered in Meerbusch - and will be operated by the shipping line MARTIME in Elsfleth. Initially, the ship will be chartered for 60 months to the Chilenean shipping line Compañía SudAmericana de Vapores S.A. for worldwide operation.

With the 3,400 TEU container ship family TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke has developed another promising type of ship. At present, another eleven ships of this series are in the backlog with four of them being built at HDW-Gaarden in Kiel.

The container ship has been built in compliance with the rules and regulations of Germanischer Lloyd. The main characteristics are as follows:
Length overall: approx. 228.50 m
Length between perpendiculars: 218.22 m
Moulded breadth: 32.22 m
Moulded depth: 18.55 m
Strength draft: 12.00 m
Design draft: 10.50 m
Deadweight (D=12.00 m): 42,600 t
Service speed: 23.25 kn
Container capacity: 3,426 TEU
Reefer connections: 500
Main engine: MAN/B&W 8K 80 MC-C

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