Containerships Copiap and Cautn were christened this morning in South Korea; they are the first of the 7 new container ships ordered by Compaa Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) which will enable it to increase its own fleet. Oscar Hasbn said that The integration of these vessels is part of the companys restructuring strategy which included an increase on its own fleet. In this context the company made a significant capital injection for the acquisition of assets.
He added that these state-of-the-art newbuilds will allow us to reduce fuel consumption costs significantly. Their incorporation will also replace part of the chartered vessels, so by the end of 2015 about 50% of our fleet will be owned by CSAV, one of the most modern and efficient of the industry.A large container carrying capacity with last generation fuel saving systems to operate at low as well as high speed, are some of the main features of the seven new containerships ordered by CSAV to the Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries.
MV Copiap will be delivered on November 26 and will start operations in Shanghai on the trade between Asian ports and the Persian Gulf; while MV Cautn will be received on December 18 and will operate on the service linking the ports of Northern Europe with the East Coast of South America. 06/NOV/2014.