Wan Hai Lines has unveiled its Wan Hai 516 vessel at an opening ceremony at CSBC Corp. Taiwan’s Kaohsiung shipyard.
Po Ting Chen, chairman of the container shipping line, presided over the ceremony.
Wan Hai ordered 14 vessels from CSBC, including four ships of 1,800 20-foot-equivalent units, four of 1,000 TEUs and six of 4,500 TEUs, which will be delivered in the first half of 2013.
Wan Hai 516 has a maximum loading capacity of 4,680 TEUs. It is 259 meters long (about 850 feet) with a draft of about 32 feet and is 57,830 deadweight tons. The container vessel’s max cruising speed is 23.2 nautical miles.