Germany-based Hamburg Süd has christened a container ship in Chile in a ceremony which took place in Valparaiso.
‘The ‘Cap Graham’ is one of a series of three identical 4,294TEU charter vessels of Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt. Together with her two sister ships, the ‘Cap Gilbert’ and ‘Cap Gregory’, as well as Hamburg Süd’s Bahia-class vessels, the ‘Cap Graham’ will sail in Sling 1 of the Hamburg Süd liner service between Asia and South America West Coast. Sponsor of the ‘Cap Graham’ was Elizabeth McPherson Cisternas, Corporate Executive Vice President Logistics and Marketing Services for Codelco Chile, the largest producer and exporter of copper worldwide. The 53,480DWT ‘Cap Graham’ has an overall length of 264 metres and a beam of 32.2 metres. It has a container capacity of 4,294TEU and 400 reefer plugs.