Hamburg Sud Container Ship ‘Santa Rosa’ Christens in Buenos Aires, Argentina


On Monday, 10 October 2011, the container ship “Santa Rosa” of the shipping company Hamburg Süd was christened in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in the presence of 250 customers and guests from politics and business. The sponsor of the “Santa Rosa” was Sabine Vespermann, wife of Dr Arnt Vespermann, Member of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd.

The “Santa Rosa” is the sixth newbuilding in a series of ten identical container ships which each have a slot capacity of 7,100 TEU and are fitted with 1,600 reefer container plugs apiece. This makes them some of the largest vessels ever built for Hamburg Süd. All ten ships of this series are to be delivered by summer 2012. Since her delivery at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) in Korea in July 2011, the “Santa Rosa” has been operating in Hambug Süd’s service between Asis and South Africa/South America East Coast (New Good Hope Express).

The “Santa Rosa” is named after the Argentinian town in the province of La Pampa.

Technical data of the “Santa Rosa”:

  • Capacity 93,430 tdw
  • Slot capacity 7,100 TEU
  • Reefer plugs 1,600
  • Length overall 299.9 m
  • Length between perpendiculars 286.8 m
  • Width 42.8 m
  • Draught max. 13.5 m
  • Speed 22.2 kn
  • Main engine output 45,760 kW

Source: Hamburg Süd, October 11, 2011.