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Hanjin to deploy high-speed boxship

Hanjin to deploy high-speed boxship

Ulsan: Hanjin Shipping has received delivery of what it claims is the world's fastest container ship, able to reach speeds of 27knots.
The 6,655teu Hanjin Bremerhaven was christened today in Korea at builder Hyundai Heavy Industries. It is the first in a series of eight 6,500teu-class, high-speed vessels for the owner. With an engine output of 93,000hp, the 58,000dwt new vessel measures 304mtr long and 40mtr wide.
The latest addition to Hanjin's fleet will be deployed on the FEX (Far East Europe Express Service) from July 11. At full speed, Hanjin Bremerhaven can shorten the transit time of the Asia-Europe trade by two days. Its speed of 27knots (50km/hr) is one knot higher than that of recently built 9,000 to 10,000teu vessels.
The rest of the series will be deployed on Hanjin's main services by early 2008, as part of the carrier's heavy investment plan to make its fleet more competitive, and to provide better service. [05/07/06]

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