Sunday, September 23, 2012

E.R. Denmark arrives for Hapag-Lloyd

The post-Panamax container ship E.R. Denmark arrived this morning for Hapag-Lloyd. The 65,792 gross ton ship was built in 2002 by Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries of Koje for E.R. Schiffs of Germany. (E.R. orginally stood for Ernst Russ)
It was launched as E.R. Denmark, but immediately entered into a ten year charter to APL Lines and was renamed APL Denmark. APL (formerly American President Lines) is the Singapore based subsidiary of Neptune Orient Lines, and provides transPacific container services.
In July 2012, following completion of the charter, the ship was handed by to ER Schiffs and reverted to its original name. Its hull was obviously repainted, and is now a very deep inky blue, almost black.
The ship has a capacity of 5762 TEUS (656 refrigerated) and is typical of the post-Panamax ships operated by Hapag-Lloyd and OOCL on their service from the Far East to Halifax via the Mediterranean..

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