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two more car carriers delivered – first virtual naming ceremony

two more car carriers delivered – first virtual naming ceremony

two more car carriers delivered – first virtual naming

ISSUE NO. 16 | NOVEMBER 2012 CORPORATE INFORMATION OF THE F. LAEISZ GROUP Scan QR-Code with your mobile and download the Fleet News at www.laeisz.de PHOTO CONTEST Nature offers best motives See page 2 TWO MORE CAR CARRIERS DELIVERED FIRST VIRTUAL NAMING CEREMONY The delivery of the 7th and 8th Car Carrier by the Yang Fan Shipyard, China, did complete the new series of eight PCTCs. On the 16th of September Mrs. Marlies Temp, wife of Torsten Temp, Member of the Board of HSH Nordbank, and Mrs. Katharina Otto, wife of Dr. Stefan Otto, Divisional Board Member of Deutsche Schiffsbank christened the two newbuildings MV PASSERO and MV PATARA. The 182m long and 32m wide ships have been chartered by K-Line, Japan. Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO of F. Laeisz thanked the godmothers, the financing WORK-LIFE-BALANCE The final contest with the yard See page 4 banks, the shipyard and suppliers, and in particular the charterers for their commitment. A vessel‘s commissioning these days is not always reason for unclouded joy, but for the Car Carrier segment F. Laeisz remains optimistic. Due to weather conditions the godmothers could not reach the construction site located on Mayi Island. Therefore the ceremony took place via a video conference from nearby Zhoushan and has been the first virtual naming ceremony in shipping, at least in the 190 years of history of F. Laeisz. ART AT SEA A picture per hour from Rotterdam to NYC See page 5 EDITORIAL DEAR FRIENDS OF F. LAEISZ We had hoped to write some positive news about shipping markets in this issue of our Fleet News, regrettably still today, well into the fifth year of the crisis, there is nothing but the conviction that a crisis does not last forever. Our daily work remains the same and continuously we try to improve our product, which is to offer reliable and cost competitive transport capacity to our clients. One step is that we commence to install an ECO-Assistant on our vessels which shall optimize trim and thereby may improve fuel efficiency by as much as 5%. We sincerely hope that, when we write the next Fleet News, shipping markets once again surprise all of us. BOOK REVIEWS Yours truly, N. H. Schües TSINGTAU/QINGDAO Published by ARES Verlag, 2011 More book reviews on page 8