Aliança: On 20th June the new 47,799gt/2014 built and 255m long container ship Vicente Pinzón belonging to the Hamburg Süd subsidiary Alianҫa was christened. Alianҫa has launched a total of six newbuildings for its cabotage services, four of which feature a slot capacity of 3,800 TEU each and two with 4,800 TEU each. All newbuildings have set new standards in the Brazilian coastal routes in terms of their capacity and environmental friendliness. 

The CMA CGM Group and the German Authority Havariekommando tested Havariekommando’s capability to tow ultralarge container vessels during an exercise held on 13th June. The vessel used for this exercise was the 175,368gt/2013 built and 16,000 TEU CMA CGM Jules Verne. During the exercise, the ship acted as a vessel in distress with the procedures culminating in the containership being towed by two Havariekommando vessels. Meanwhile the 175,688gt/2015 built and 18,000 TEU capacity CMA CGM Georg Forster visited the UK for her maiden call at Southampton on 6th July.

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