United Arab Shipping Company increases its fleet

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The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has named it’s new 13,500 TEU containership Ain Snan at a ceremony in Hamburg, following a nine-month building phase. The last of a series of nine UASC newbuilds from the Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Korea, the 366-metre-long and 48 metre-wide ultra large container ship (ULCS) has a loading capacity of over 145,000 DWT, providing a capacity of more than 800 slots for refrigerated containers.

The ship is deployed on the AEC8 Far East, Red Sea, Europe Service in which CMA CGM and CSCL shipping lines are also partners which they market as FAL 2 / AEX 7. In addition, Yang Ming, Hanjin and COSCO, have booked slots on this service. The port rotation is: Hamburg, Zeebrügge, Jeddah, Port Klang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Hong Kong, Yantian, Port Klang, Jeddah, Le Havre, Rotterdam, Hamburg.

UASC invited around 100 customers, shipping company representatives, as well as the terminal operator Eurogate to the naming ceremony. The Deputy Harbour Master, Andreas Brummermann welcomed the Captain, Nazr Ul Islam and presented him with a plaque bearing the Admiralty Coat of Arms of the Port of Hamburg.

In the presence of UASC Vice President Europe, Bjarne Ehlig-Jensen, the naming ceremony was carried out by Emanuel Schiffer (Eurogate Management). The Ain Snan was named with water from Zamzam spring in Mecca, Saudi Arabia – waters which are said to rise from Paradise and have healing powers.

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