Jiangsu New Yangzijiang Shipbuilding of China delivered last week the TEU 4,253 COSCO ASHDOD.
The vessel is a DWT 52,000 tons, Gross tonnage 41,500 tons, sails under the flag of Hong Kong (China).
The panamax vessel is number 18 in a series of 20 sister ships that Coscon ordered in late 2007 and early 2008 and whose deliveries have been deferred as a consequence of the global economic crisis.
The containership is being phase into the CKYH alliance’s Coscon-operated Far East to USEC service ‘AW2/AWC’, where she replaces the 1994-built TEU 3.802 RIVER ELEGANCE. (CKYH Alliance consisting of Cosco, K Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin)
The "COSCO ASHDOD" follows the "COSCO HAIFA", delivered in October 2012.
Yoni Niego, deputy director general of Carmel shipping , COSCO's port agent is Israel noted that the fact that Cosco named two of its latest container vessels with the names of Israeli ports show the importance the company attached to Israel's two main maritime gateways.