container ship cargo ship / ice-class
169 m (554'05")
MEYER WERFT manufactured an innovative quartet for the issuing house Hansa Hamburg Shipping International: Eilbek, Reinbek, Flottbek and Barmbek. The order for the construction of these new and innovative container ships was placed in October 2003. All four ships were delivered in the course of 2005.
The fast and slender ships are 169 meters long, 27,2 meters wide and can operate at a speed of 20 knots. The ships are having a tonnage of 15.600 gt and provide room for 1.600 containers (1.600 TEU).
The technical special feature of these ships originates on the one hand from the maximum ice-class (Finish-Swedish 1A Super) and on the other hand from the special arrangement of the hatches. As so called „open-top-ships“, the middle area of the ships as well as the side- and front area is equipped with hatch covers. This new concept allows maximum flexibility when it comes to use the ships for Feeder transport – hence as supplier for the very large container ships.
The cargo hold has a triple longitudinal division, and the superstructure holds six passenger cabins. While on previous ships the fuel bunker was provided in the double bottom or double shell, it is now foreseen inside the ship. In case of a collision oil which may leak out will not spill into the water and will hence not pollute the environment.