Naming Ceremony for the first two vessels of 5,500 TEU eco-design newbuilding series

30 Aug 2023

Hamburg/Busan, 30 August 2023 -- The naming ceremony for the first two 5,500 TEU eco-design newbuildings out of the six-vessel series initiated by MPC Capital took place on 30 August 2023 at the traditional Korean shipyard HJ Shipbuilding & Construction in Busan. The two vessels are built for their Norwegian owner Ocean Yield.

The vessels feature state-of-the-art specifications and an environmentally friendly design, offering a 40% reduction in consumption and allowing for conversion to carbon-neutral operations based on green methanol. The vessels are compliant with EEDI-Phase 3 and NOx Tier III standards.

Upon delivery, both vessels will commence a 7-year charter with ZIM under their charter names: MV ZIM DANUBE and MV ZIM GANGES.

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MPC Capital is a global asset and investment manager for real assets focusing on Real Estate, Renewables and Shipping. Its range of services comprising the selection, launching, development, structuring, active management and sale of investments. With around 160 employees and over 25 years of experience, MPC Capital offers institutional investors access to investments in selected markets with attractive opportunities for growth and returns. As a responsible company with a family background that has been listed since 2000, MPC Capital helps to raise the financing required for achieving global climate targets.

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