Mitsubishi launches Hatsu Shine, the first of ten 7024 TEU vessels

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has today launched Hatsu Shine, the first in a series of ten 7024 TEU S-type container vessels that it is building for the Evergreen Group. She was named by Evergreen Group Chairman, Dr Y F Chang while Mrs Elisabeth Verschoor, the wife of Mr Jan Verschoor, Managing Director of ING Bank’s Global Shipping Group, cut the ceremonial rope sending the ship down the slipway and into the water for the first time.