11x8800 teu Container Ships for COSTAMARE & MSC

Shipyard and Designer: Sungdong, Korea

In the beginning of 2011 Costamare ordered seven newbuild container ships, each of approximately 8,800 TEU capacity, while MSC ordered four ships from Korea's Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.

The four vessels for MSC named MSC Athens, MSC Athos, MSC Edna and MSC Agrigento have been delivered to the owners until July 2013.

Four vessels named Valor, Value, Valiant and Valence from the fleet of Costamare have been delivered to the owners until September 2013 and the rest of three were delivered at the end of 2013 beginning of 2014.

All vessels are fitted with Van der Velden® TIMON flap type rudder and provided with Asymmetric Rudder Technology (ART™).

  • Container ships for Costamare
  • Installation process of the rudder

Vessel characteristics

LOA:300.00 m
Lpp:288.50 m
Maximum moulded breadth:48.20 m
Depth:24.60 m
Draft (scantling):14.50 m
Maximum speed ahead:23.60 Knots
Propulsion type:1x FPP
Propeller diameter:9.70 m
ME Type:MAN B&W 9S90 ME-C9.2 Tier II
ME Power:47430 kW

Rudder characteristics

Blade area including bulb:54 m²
Torque:4750 kNm
Max. turning angle:2 x 45º


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