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ZIM holds naming ceremony for first of ten 15,000 TEU LNG-fuelled boxships

10 Mar 2023

Publicly held Israeli international cargo shipping company ZIM recently held a celebratory naming ceremony for ZIM Sammy Ofer, their 15,000 TEU LNG-powered vessel at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea, said SEA-LNG on Wednesday (1 March).

As the first of ten vessels ordered by Seaspan as part of a long-term mutual chartering agreement, the ZIM Sammy Ofer is not only the greenest alternative currently available in the market for large-scale fleets using by using LNG as a marine fuel, but is also equipped with the latest technology to ensure the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and reliability, according to SEA-LNG.

Idan Ofer, son of the late Sammy Ofer, and his wife, Sponsor Lady Batya Ofer, joined the ceremony via Zoom. Among the dignitaries attending were Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO, Bing CHEN, Atlas Corp President & CEO, Mr. Jaytee Jung, SHI President & CEO.

All at ZIM wished Captain Sanjay Soparkar and his crew a safe and smooth journey ahead and thanked everyone who contributed to achieving this milestone.


Photo credit: SEA-LNG
Published: 10 March, 2023

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