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DSME christens Hamburg Süd's largest containership

DSME christens Hamburg Süd's largest containership

Seoul: The Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) yard in Okpo, Korea today christened Hamburg Süd's largest-ever container ship. The 5,900teu 'Rio de la Plata' is the first newbuilding in a series of six identical vessels each possessing a loa of 286 metres -precisely one bay longer than the 5,552teu 'Monte' class vessels.

Following her delivery on April 2, the Rio de la Plata will initially be phased into Hamburg Süd's Asia - South America East Coast service for a short time before being deployed in the shipping group's Europe - South America East Coast trade. She and her five sister ships will gradually replace the 'Monte' vessels deployed there, which will then connect Asia with South America East Coast.  [17/03/08]

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