Wan Hai Lines Holds Online Ship Naming Ceremony


Wan Hai Lines has held ship naming ceremonies for WAN HAI 325 and WAN HAI 326 accompanied by a charity donation. This digital ship naming ceremony was due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WAN HAI 325 and WAN HAI 326 are the fourth and fifth vessels in a series of 3,055 TEU containerships built by Japan Marine United Corporation Kure Shipyard. Mrs. & Mr. Motokawa, Director General of Marine and Aviation Finance Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and Ms. Oi, Executive Officer of Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), named these two vessels respectively during the ceremony.

The 3,055 TEU series is based on an extra-wide beam design presenting an Loa of 203.5 m for a 34.8 m breadth, making them one of the most compact 3,000 teu-class vessels. They are designed with a deadweight capacity of 37,160 mt on 11.5 m draft and a maximum cruising speed of 21.60 nautical miles. The design of 3,055 TEU series takes energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly aspect into account. Moreover, all the ships delivered are certified with “Smart Ship” notations by DNV GL. Wan Hai Lines says the newbuildings are part of their efforts to ensure their continuous pursuit of fleet upgrade in order to provide the hightest quality services to customers.

In addition to naming the newbuildings, Wan Hai also made a charity donation to Hiroshima Shudoin, a local NGO focusing on care for socially disadvantaged children and youth.

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