Seaspan acquires Maersk Charleston

The Chinese shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding has delivered the 15,500 TEU Maersk Charleston to the Hong Kong-based shipowner Seaspan Corporation.

The container ship is the first ship in the company’s six-unit SAVER 15,500 TEU series.

The DNV-classed Maersk Charleston is chartered by Maersk Line and is scheduled to embark on her maiden voyage from Asia to the United States on June 27.

A Maersk spokesman previously told Offshore Energy that the ship would be chartered for seven years. Maersk will charter two more ships in this series when they are delivered later this year.

With a length of 366 meters, a mold width of 51 meters and a mold depth of 30.2 meters, Maersk Charleston has a container capacity of 15,516 standard containers and 1,733 cold box sockets, which can accommodate 1,400 cold boxes at the same time. With a service speed of 22.0 knots, the ship is designed for optimal efficiency and performance.

Maersk Charleston is equipped with an advanced hybrid scrubber and jet water management system. The ship’s main engine and generators help the ship meet the latest International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur oxides (SOx).

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