South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has hosted a naming ceremony for two 15,000-teu LNG-powered containerships it built for owner Seaspan and charterer ZIM.
The shipbuilder held the naming ceremony for the LNG-powered vessels, ZIM Mount Denali and ZIM Mount Rainier, at its Geoje yard on Wednesday, according to a social media post by Israel’s ZIM.
These are the fourth and fifth of ten 15,000-teu vessels which will go on charter to ZIM.
Back in 2021, Seaspan and ZIM signed a charter deal for ten 15,000-teu vessels that will serve the latter’s Asia-US East Coast trade.
These 366 meters long vessels feature MAN ME-GI engines and GTT’s Mark III membrane technology.
GTT said the tanks have a capacity 12,000 cbm.
Besides these ten ships, Seaspan and ZIM also signed charter deals for 15 7,000-teu LNG-powered container vessels.
China’s Jiangsu New Yangzi, a part of Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, is building these ships and in May launched the first vessel in this batch, ZIM Amber.