Main engine pistons repair
The "Guayaquil Express", en route from Le Havre to Cartagena, needed the main engine pistons to be replaced in position 49 47 18.0 N, 003 35 18.0 W, on March 19, 2019, at 3.55 p.m. The vessel was unable to restart the engine or manoeuvre if required. No assistance was required at this time. The estimated time of finishing the repairs was 10 p.m. The HM Coastguard was in contact with the vessel doing welfare checks every two hours.
Hapag-Lloyd christens container vessel at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder
The Hamburg shipping company Hapag-Lloyd christened its container vessel, the Guayaquil Express, on 16 June at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). Olaf Scholz, the First Mayor of Hamburg; Rolf Habben Jansen, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG; Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of HHLA’s Executive Board, Peer Witten, Chairman of the HHLA Supervisory Board, and many other high-profile visitors took part in the christening ceremony. The vessel was launched by Christine Kühne, the wife of Klaus-Michael Kühne, the Honorary Chairman of Kühne + Nagel International AG. The Guayaquil Express is the fourth out of five vessels in the 10,500-TEU class christened by Hapag-Lloyd. It was built in South Korea and will operate between Europe and South America. Measuring 333 m long and 48 m wide, the ship was designed to navigate the new lock in the Panama Canal. It meets the highest standards in environmental protection and has particularly low consumption and emission figures as a result of innovative technologies on board.Upload News