Seaspan, ZIM name two LNG-fueled containerships in South Korea

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.

The two firms named the first vessel in this batch, ZIM Sammy Ofer, in February this year and ZIM Mount Everest and ZIM Mount Blanc in April.

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.

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