Final Monte-class boxship christened

The ‘Monte Aconcagua’, the last of a series of ten of Hamburg Süd’s 5,552TEU Monte-class containerships was christened in Hong Kong on Friday May 29.

The container ship’s sponsor was Luise Klus, daughter of Dr Ingeborg von Schubert, Chairlwoman of the Advisory Board of the Gundlach Group, Bielefeld.Following the naming ceremony, the ‘Monte Aconcagua’ was phased into Hamburg Süd’s Asia – South Africa/South America East Coast Service (New Good Hope Express).The 45,765kW ‘Monte Aconcagua’ has a length of 272 metres, a beam of 40 metres, a maximum draught of 13.2 metres and a speed of 23.3 knots.

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