De Santa Cruz van Hamburg Süd.
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The “Santa Cruz” is the fourth newbuilding of a series of ten identical container vessels each featuring a slot capacity of 7,100 TEU and fitted with 1,600 reefer container plugs. This makes her one of the largest ships ever built for Hamburg Süd. All ten vessels in this series are to be delivered by late 2012.
Since her delivery at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) in Korea in early May 2011, the “Santa Cruz” has been operating in Hamburg Süd’s service between Asia and South Africa/South America East Coast (New Good Hope Express).
The “Santa Cruz” is named after one of the four provinces in the Argentinian part of Patagonia. Argentina is one of Hamburg Süd’s most important markets in South America.
Technical data of the “Santa Cruz”:
- Capacity 93,430 tdw
- Slot capacity 7,100 TEU
- Reefer plugs 1,600
- Length overall 299.9 m
- Length between perpendiculars 286.8 m
- Width 42.8 m
- Draught max. 13.5 m
- Speed 22.2 kn
- Main engine output 45,760 kW
Hieronder een aantal foto's van de Santa Cruz tijdens een loodswissel op de Elbe.
Foto's zijn in 2012 genomen door Hugo Plokker.