The Taiwanese shipping company Wan Hai Lines has taken delivery of the first 13,100 TEU container ship from the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
As announced, the handover ceremony took place at HHI’s Ulsan shipyard. After delivery, the ship visited the port of Qingdao on March 5 on its maiden voyage.
The 13,200 TEU series is designed with a length of 335 meters, a width of 51 meters, a draft of 16 meters and a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.
The container ship takes into account energy efficiency and environmentally friendly aspects. It is equipped with fully balanced, twisted piston rudders, a pre-swirl fin and, according to the company, meets the highest requirement level for EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) for Phase III in advance.
In addition, all ships delivered to date are certified with the “Smart Ship” mark.
WAN HAI A01 is deployed from the Far East to the west coast of South America. These new ships are part of Wan Hai Lines’ efforts to ensure continued modernization of the fleet.
As a reminder, Wan Hai Lines ordered five 13,200 TEU container ships from Hyundai Heavy Industries back in 2021.
Delivery of the new ships is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2023, with the last new build expected to be completed by the end of November 2023.
They will be the largest in the company’s fleet in terms of capacity, surpassing current container ships at 11,923 TEU.