Seaspan, ZIM name LNG-powered containership in South Korea

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has hosted a naming ceremony for the first of ten 15,000-teu LNG-powered containerships it built for owner Seaspan, a unit of Atlas Corp, and charterer ZIM.

The shipbuilder held the naming ceremony for the LNG-powered vessel, ZIM Sammy Ofer, at its Geoje yard on Friday, according to a social media post by Israel’s ZIM.

Samsung Heavy launched this LNG-powered vessel, named after the late shipping magnate Sammy Ofer and the father of Idan Ofer, in October last year.

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

GTT said the tanks will have a capacity 12,000 cbm.

Besides these ten vessels, Seaspan and ZIM also signed charter deals for 15 7,000-teu LNG-powered container vessels.

China’s Jiangsu New Yangzi is building these ships.

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