Hapag-Lloyd christens 15,000TEU containership in Rotterdam

Hapag-Lloyd recently christened the Al Jmeliyah, a 15,000TEU containership, in Rotterdam.

Named after the Arabic translation of “the beautiful one,” Al Jmeliyah is one of the 11 so-called ultra large container vessels in the Hapag-Lloyd fleet.

The 385.5- by 51-metre ship was built in 2016 for the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), which merged with Hapag-Lloyd in 2017.

Manufactured by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea, it is one of Hapag-Lloyd’s 17 so-called “LNG-ready” ships that are technically equipped to use liquefied natural gas.

Al Jmeliyah operates in the FE4 service, the Far East 4 loop. Departing from Rotterdam, it sails to Hamburg, Antwerp, Southampton, Yantian, Shanghai, Busan, and Ningbo before heading back to Europe.

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