8th May 2019
CHINA Cosco Shipping Lines has held a naming ceremony for its 21,000-TEUer, the Cosco Shipping Galaxy at Jiangnan Shanghai Changxing shipyard.
The newbuild, to be deployed on the AEU1 service, is the group's third ship of this size and has a length of 400 metres, a width of 58.6 metres and a maximum draft of 16 metres.
At 198,500 dwt, the ship can reach a speed of 22 nautical miles, reported Rotterdam's World Maritime News. It also features energy-saving and low-emission technologies, complying with the latest environmental regulations. According to VesselsValue data, the Cosco Shipping Galaxy has a market value of US$142.13 million.