Hamburg Süd christened a new containership in the United States for the first time over the weekend.
The ceremony to name the 3,800-TEU Cap Corrientes
was held on Aug. 23 in the Port of San Francisco.
The ship’s sponsor is Ofelia Gallo, wife of Joseph E. Gallo, president and chief executive officer of the E&J Gallo Winery in Modesto, Calif.
The ceremony was also attended by Heino Schmidt, member of Hamburg Süd's executive board, and Alexander Oetker representing the Oetker family. Hamburg Süd is a unit of the Oetker Group.
The containership was built by Taizhou Catic Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Ltd. in China for the account of Vilmaris Management GmbH in Hamburg and is on long-term charter with Hamburg Süd.
The vessel is deployed by Hamburg Süd in the liner trade between the Pacific Coast and Australia/New Zealand. and has 500 refrigerated plugs.
The ship's reefer capacity is important to the ship as it carries goods such as meat, fruit and vegetables from Australia to the United States and citrus fruits from Southern California on the return voyage. - Chris Dupin