Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Zim out, Zim in

Zim Container Line often has two ships due on the same day. Sometimes the ships are both berthed and working at the same time, however Monday it was a quick passing off pier C as Zim Panama sailed and Zim Shenzhen arrived.

Both ships are products of the Hyundai Ulsan yard in Korea and are listed at 53453 gross tons. Zim Panama, built in 2002 carries 4839 TEUs and Zim Shenzhen, built in 2004 carries 4814 TEUs. Although owned in Hong Kong, both ships are registered in the UK and managed by Zodiac Marine, under long term charter to Zim.

In the photo Zim Panama (right) has just cleared berth 41 and is heading (south) to sea. Zim Shenzhen (left) is just beginning to turn to back into the same berth, with tug assistance.

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