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Aliança renews its cabotage fleet with a series of four 3,800 TEU vessels
Aliança’s new container ship “Sebastião Caboto” was christened on Wednesday at the Terminal Maritimo de Passageiros in the port of Santos. The vessel’s sponsor is Deise Krause, wife of Luis Augusto Krause, Director Logistics, Sales and Marketing of the Aliança customer Josapar, the Hamburg Süd press release said. The “Sebastião Caboto” is the first of a series of four identical container ships which each have a slot capacity of 3,800 TEU and are each fitted with 500 reefer plugs. All four newbuildings will be deployed by Aliança in the Brazilian cabotage service. After her delivery at the yard of Shanghai Shipyard Co., Ltd. on 7 January 2013, the first Brazilian port of call for the “Sebastião Caboto” was Manaus on 17 February. The “Sebastião Caboto” is named after the Venetian seafarer and discoverer Sebastião Caboto (1472 to 1557), who explored the Brazilian and South American coast.
Alianca Receives Delivery of New 3,800-TEU Ship
Ocean container carrier Alianca has received delivery of the first of four identical vessels to be deployed in its Brazilian coastal service. Sebastio Caboto, with a capacity of 3,800 20-foot-equivalent units and 500 plugs for refrigerated containers, is scheduled to arrive in Brazil to start the import process in mid-February. The remaining three vessels will be phased in during the course of 2013. The four vessels represent an investment of more than BRL$450 million (about US$226.5 million).Upload News