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.