Hapag-Lloyd takes delivery of LNG-fuelled newbuild

Singapore Express during construction
Singapore Express during construction

German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has taken delivery of a new container vessel built by Hanwha Ocean of South Korea.

Singapore Express has capacity for 24,000 TEUs and can run LNG, which is stored in IMO Type B fuel tanks made from high-manganese steel. The material was selected for the tanks due to its lower cost, lower processing requirements, and greater strength compared to the steel traditionally used in LNG fuel tanks.

The newbuild has an LOA of 399 metres, a beam of 61 metres, a gross tonnage of 229,376, a deadweight tonnage of 229,348, and a dual-fuel engine with a total installed power of 58,270 kW. The cargo deck also has 1,500 reefer plugs.

The ship will be homeported in Hamburg.

Singapore Express belongs to a new series of ships that were designed from the outset for dual-fuel operation, which also encompasses the auxiliary machinery and the boilers in addition to the main engines.

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