Lat month Hapag-Lloyd celebrated the naming ceremony of the “Montevideo Express” in Cartagena, Colombia, with around 250 stakeholders and top customers. The weather was perfect: sunshine and tropical 32 degrees celsius. The atmosphere was great. The most important task was done by Aida Lutty, as being the patron of the beautiful vessel. The wife of Hapag-Lloyd’s much appreciated business partner Helmuth A. Lutty did an excellent job. On behalf of the board, Dr. Max Rothkopf, thanked her in his ceremony speech and made it clear how important her ship is for Hapag-Lloyd.
Dr. Maximilian Rothkopf, Chief Operating Officer (COO)
"Together with its sister vessels the 'Montevideo Express' is 335 m long and 51m wide and can carry up to 13,200 20-foot standard containers. This series of brand-new containerships will be strengthening Hapag-Lloyd’s position in the South America trades, especially with their 2,220 reefer plugs, which is the highest number of reefer connections installed on any single container vessel."
The “Montevideo Express” sails in the SWX service that starts in Europe, calling Rotterdam, London Gateway, Antwerp as well as her homeport Hamburg, before crossing the Atlantic via Caucedo to Cartagena. From here it continues alongside the South American West Coast, calling Manzanillo, Buenaventura, Posorja, Callao and San Antonio.
You can see the highlights of the event here: