NEW SHIPS FOR MEDCAR LINE
Two new container ships joined Marfret's MedCar service in February and March on long-term charter. The 2800-TEU Stadt Cadiz and Stadt Sevilla have an increased capacity of 250 TEUs over the vessels they are replacing, the Catharina Schulte and Hammonia Bavaria, each providing 500 reefer plugs. Barely five years out of the shipyards, the ships are built to high standard, offering flexibility in load configuration and their introduction coincides with the Mediterranean-Caribbean service's extension to Ecuador and Peru. The ships' deck equipment allows for easier monitoring and servicing of the reefer containers and easier lashing/unlashing, saving precious time during port calls. These improvements are all part of the company's constant aim to satisfy its customers with a regular service suited to their needs.