On October 23, the naming ceremony for COSCO SHIPPING NEBULA, another 21,000 TEU ULCS of COSCO SHIPPING, was held at the terminal of Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. Chairman and Party Secretary of COSCO SHIPPING Capt. Xu Lirong, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of COSCO SHIPPING Sun Yunfei, Executive Vice President of COSCO SHIPPING Wang Yuhang, President and Deputy Party Secretary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC) Yang Jincheng and Vice President of CSSC Nan Daqing, as well as leaders and guests from COSCO SHIPPING Lines, COSCO SHIPPING Ports, Jiangnan Shipyard, China Shipbuilding Trading Co., Ltd., Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LR) and China Classification Society (CCS) attended the ceremony. Mr. Zheng Minghui, Chairman and Party Secretary of Qingdao Port Group, was invited to the event and his wife Ms. Liu Yu named and unveiled the new vessel.
As a sister ship of the previously delivered COSCO SHIPPING UNIVERSE, COSCO SHIPPING NEBULA has an LOA of 400 meters, molded beam of 58.6 meters, molded depth of 33.5 meters and maximum draft of 16 meters. With a design speed of 22 knots/hour, maximum deadweight of 198,000 tons and maximum load of 21,237 TEU, it is fitted with 1,000 reefer plugs and classed by both LR and CCS. It is one of the containerships with the largest storage space in the world.
The newly delivered vessel will serve on the Far East-Northwest Europe loop (AEU3). It means all ships on the loop have been upgraded to 20,000 TEU, which will further boost the competitiveness of COSCO SHIPPING on this route and help COSCO SHIPPING Lines continuously improve its global service network, so as to provide convenient, efficient and safe end-to-end transportation services to its clients around the world. It will also provide strong backing for China to expand opening-up and promote economic globalization, trade liberalization and inclusive, mutually beneficial development while contributing to the building of the country into a maritime power.