Hamburg Süd: ‘Cap Jackson’ christened in Mexico

Germany: Hamburg Süd christened the 'Cap Jackson' in Manzanillo, Mexico, the first of two identical container ships, which have a slot capacity of 4,600TEU.

With the naming ceremony Hamburg Süd staged in Mexico, it was the first time the country had witnessed the christening of a container ship.

The vessel measures 264 metre by 32.2 metres with a speed of 22.5 knots.

Since her delivery in late May 2010 at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea, the 'Cap Jackson' has been deployed in the shipping group's service between Asia and Mexico/South America west coast (ASPA Service).

The ship is named after a peninsula in the Marlborough region in the south of New Zealand. The sister ship, the 'Cap Jervis', is to be christened in Peru in November 2010.

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