Friday, October 31, 2008


Xin Hong KongThe Xin Hong Kong (IMO: 9314222, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is one of the largest containervessels currently sailing with her length of 336.7 metres, width of 45.6 metres and a maximum draught of 15 metres. She can carry a maximum of 18 rows of containers by eight tiers on the weather deck and 16 rows by 10 tiers in the holds which gives the vessel a total capacity of 9,600 teu. The ship is propelled by an MAN B&W 12K98MC-C Mk6 engine, with a power of 68,520 kW. During sea trials the ship achieved a ballast service speed of 25.4 knots. The CSCL Pusan, Xin Shanghai and Xin Los Angeles are her sistervessels.

The Xin Hong Kong is scheduled to enter the port of Rotterdam from Hamburg later this evening. She will berth at the ECT terminal, Rotterdam and depart with destination Felixstowe tomorrow on China Shipping's AEX-8 loop. She will return to Rotterdam within two months.

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