China’s COSCO Shipping Lines has named its latest 21,000 TEU containership at compatriot Jiangnan Shanghai Changxing shipyard.
The naming ceremony for COSCO Shipping Galaxy was held in Shanghai on April 18, 2019.
The ultra large container vessel (ULCV) — the group’s third ship of this size — has a length of 400 meters, a width of 58.6 meters and a maximum draft of 16 meters.
With a deadweight tonnage of 198,500 dwt, the boxship can reach a speed of 22 nautical miles.
As explained, the BTWS-equipped COSCO Shipping Galaxy features energy-saving and low-emission technologies, complying with the latest environmental regulations.
Following the delivery planned for May 2019, the newbuild will be deployed in the AEU1 service, according to COSCO.
The 215,553 GT COSCO Shipping Galaxy currently has a market value of USD 142.13 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.
World Maritime News Staff