Launching of the new 14,100 TEU CSCL Star
On Friday 18th February 2011, the new CSCL Star is due to make her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe. The latest addition to the China Shipping Container Line fleet was recently launched at a maiden voyage ceremony held at Shanghai Yangshan Port.
CSCL Star has the capacity to carry some 14,100 TEU, which makes her the largest ship China Shipping Container Line have ever operated. She has an overall length of 366.069 metres and a beam of 51.2 metres.
The ship will call at various ports including Ningbo in Zhejiang province, Yantian in Guangdong province, Felixstowe, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Hong Kong.
China Shipping Container Line has ordered eight such ships, with the CSCL Star being the first. The Korean shipyard where she was built will deliver five this year and two early next year.
CSCL Star is due to berth alongside the newly constructed berths 8 & 9 at the Port of Felixstowe. It is expected that the top most layer of container will be unloaded, the ship will then later be manoeuvred over to Trinity Terminal, where the remainder of her container operations will be completed.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said:
"I was so pleased to be informed that the CSCL Star will be berthing at the Port of Felixstowe later this week. It will be wonderful for the Port of Felixstowe to put the new berths 8 & 9 to the test."
"I will certainly be drawing this ship in the coming months!"
Harry Cotterill set up his blog when he was just 16-years old, making him one of the youngest cruise bloggers in the world. In later years he became known across the world for his amazing talent of drawing cruise ships!