Images of MV ‘Essen Express’ in New York Harbor

Images of MV ‘Essen Express’ in New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty
Neopanamax Containership 13,250 TEU built in 2013 (In Service)

IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Essen Express. Neo-Panamax Containership 12,000-14,999 TEU, Call Sign DCQP2, IMO Number 9501370, Hull Number 2246. Built at Hyundai HI (Ulsan) delivered in May 2013, Germany Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Length Overall of 366.52 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 350.00 m., Draught of 15.50 m., Moulded Depth of 29.00 m., Beam of 48.20 m., Tonnage of 60,481 International Net and 139,779 Dwt (long)., Gross Tonnage of 142,295, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 23.60 kts at 235.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil (IFO 380), Horsepower of 79,230.

OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH and Hapag-Lloyd AG., Hamburg, Germany.

CARGO CAPACITY & HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 13,250 Total, 9,100 Homogeneous and 1,600 Reefer, Ship is too large to transit the neo-Panamax locks of the Panama Canal based on current official dimension restrictions.

POWER GENERATION & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 11K98ME7.2 – 2-stroke 11-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 58,274mkW total at 91rpm.
AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 11,680ekW total, (14,600kVA total) 6600V. 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 2,934ekW total, (3,667kVA total) 6600V.
OTHER POWER EQUIPMENT: 1 x Shaft Generator (PTO) at 5,142ekW total, AC, 6600V.
PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 91rpm.
POS, PROPULSOR: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 1,800ekW total AC.

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge; suezmax tanker MT ‘Pecos’ inbound; notice the starboard-to-starboard pass. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge; suezmax tanker MT ‘Pecos’ inbound; notice the starboard-to-starboard pass. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of MV ‘MSC Francesca’ departing the Port of Hamburg

Images of MV ‘MSC Francesca’ departing the Port of Hamburg
Neo-Panamax, Fully Cellular Containership of 11,660 TEU built in 2009

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was MSC Francesca. Neo-Panamax Containership 8,000-11,999 TEU, Call Sign 3FXI, IMO Number 9401116. Built at Hyundai Samho HI, Panama Flagged, GL Classed, Length Overall of 363.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 348.00 m., Draught of 15.50 m., Beam of 45.60 m., Moulded Depth of 27.30 m., Tonnage of 60,240 International Net and 129,280 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 131,770, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 24.50 kts at 250.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 93,266.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Mediterranean Shipping Co SA (MSC), Switzerland.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total TEU Capacities of 11,660 Total, 8,190 Homogeneous and 1,920 Reefer, 960 x Sockets. Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks.

ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 12-cyl., Engine Model 12K98ME6.2.
1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 12K98ME6.2 – 2-stroke 12-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 68,597mkW total at 94rpm.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 94rpm.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Clearly the ship is under-utilized as not filled to capacity. Hopefully trade will come back soon! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Do have a safe voyage, you Big Ship! Auf wiedersehen! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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