ZIM Integrated Shipping Services on 19th April, held the naming ceremony of two 15,000 TEU LNG-powered containerships, under the agreement with Seaspan Corporation .
uring the ceremony, Alice Tham, ZIM Singapore Country Manager, and Rachel Yang, ZIM Head of Sales, South China & Hong Kong, officially named the ZIM MOUNT EVEREST and ZIM MOUNT BLANC vessels.
ZIM MOUNT EVEREST & ZIM MOUNT BLANC embody high ambitions, as well as the challenges we face in our fast-changing and dynamic industry, demanding agility and quick adaptation to changing business environment.
..said Eli Glickman, ZIM President and CEO.
They also represent some of the most pristine and beautiful places on our planet, reminding us of our commitment to preserving and protecting the environment through our ambitious ESG program, which now includes a net-zero emissions target by 2050, surpassing IMO regulations.
Reaching new heights!
We held the naming ceremony today for ZIM Mount Everest & ZIM Mount Blanc, two additional 15,000 TEU #LNG-powered vessels joining ZIM’s fleet the chartering agreement with Seaspan Corporation, at SHI Shipyard in Korea, marking another historic #milestone. pic.twitter.com/S8NqwavnA6
— ZIMShipping (@ZimShipping) April 19, 2023
For these vessels, ZIM also signed a ten-year marine LNG sales and purchase agreement with Shell, valued at more than one billion US Dollars.
To remind, on 26th March 2023, ZIM and Shell International Petroleum Company Limited, announced the successful bunkering of the ZIM SAMMY OFER container vessel with liquefied natural gas (LNG). This vessel was bunkered at Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL).
According to the company, the Neo-Panamax vessels, equipped with the latest technology to ensure safety, efficiency, and reliability, are 366-meters long with a 51-meter beam. Their prominent features include a twin-islands design and a unique vertical bow, tailor-made hull form design optimized for operation profile.