P&O Nedlloyd gets first 8,450-TEU ship
P&O Nedlloyd took delivery today of the 8,450-TEU “P&O Nedlloyd Mondriaan,” the largest containership operated within the Grand Alliance.
Germanischer Lloyd, a classification society, said the new vessel is the largest containership ever built in Japan. Containerships of this size had only been built in Korea and in Denmark. The vessel has a length of 335 meters (1,099 feet), a width of 42.8 meters (140 feet) and a draught of 14 meters (46 feet).
The ship will arrive in the port of Shanghai Friday, where it will join the Asia/Europe container trade.
The “P&O Nedlloyd Mondriaan” is the first unit of a series of eight, and will be managed by the Blue Star, a Hamburg-based ship management subsidiary of P&O Nedlloyd.