Chinese yard delivers Seaspan’s LNG-powered containership

China’s Jiangsu New Yangzi, a part of Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, has delivered the fourth LNG dual-fuel container vessel with a capacity of 7,000 teu to Seaspan.

According to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, the 272 meters long, ZIM Opal, started its maiden voyage on January 20.

The vessel features a type B LNG tank built by Jiangsu Tianyang Green Ship Technology, a unit of Yangzi-Mitsui Shipbuilding.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding is building in total 15 7,000-teu LNG-dual fuel containerships powered by MAN ME-GI engines for Seaspan.

This the fourth vessel in this batch, and they will also serve Zim under charter deals.

Zim and Seaspan signed charter deals for these vessels back in 2021.

Chinese yard delivers Seaspan's LNG-powered containership
Image: ZIM

Besides these ships, the two firms have also ten 15,000-teu LNG dual-fuel vessels on order at South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.

ZIM Sammy Ofer is the first vessel in this batch.

These vessels feature MAN ME-GI engines and GTT’s Mark III membrane technology.

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