Hamburg Sud christens new vessel; aims to help the environment
The Hamburg Sud Group, which is represented by two brands: Hamburg Süd as a German carrier and Aliança as a Brazilian shipping company, recently christened a new container ship, the Santa Ines, at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. in Korea.
The Santa Ines is 299.9 meters long with a deadweight tonnage of 93,430 and a cargo carrying capacity of 7,100 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs). Once deployed, the vessel will travel on Hamburg Sud’s Asia to South Africa-South America service.
On the environmental side of things, the company just announced that it is aiming to reduce CO2e emissions by 26% before 2020.
Ottmar Gast, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hamburg Sud, said, “We have always felt committed to the protection of the environment and have launched numerous voluntary initiatives and projects in the past to mitigate environmental impact. With the self-imposed cut in CO2e emissions we now intend to go a step further and make our environmental commitment clear for all to follow. At the same time, we are confident that the measurable results will enable us to identify further optimization potential in the future.”