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Wan Hai Lines stages online virtual ship naming ceremonies

TAIWAN's Wan Hai Lines recently held online virtual ship naming ceremonies for WAN HAI 285 and WAN HAI 286 accompanied by a charity donation to two welfare organisations in China

28 April 2021 - 19:00
TAIWAN's Wan Hai Lines recently held online virtual ship naming ceremonies for WAN HAI 285 and WAN HAI 286 accompanied by a charity donation to two welfare organisations in China.

The two box ships are the second and third vessels in a series of 2,038 TEU containerships built by China Shipbuilding Trading Co and Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Co.



The vessels were respectively named by Chiu-Mei Cheng, board member and general manager of Tawian Kirin Company and Connie Chu, managing director & head, client coverage, CCIB Taiwan of Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan).



In a statement, the shipping line said the design of the 2,038 TEU series takes energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly aspect into account. Moreover, all the ships delivered are certified with 'Smart Ship' notations by international well-known classification societies. The newbuildings are part of Wan Hai Lines efforts to ensure their continuous pursuit of fleet upgrade in order to provide most quality service to customers.



WAN HAI 285 will be delivered on April 30 at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, and after delivery, she will join Wan Hai Lines' Japan-Vietnam-Malaysia service to provide efficient delivery service between Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia.



In addition to naming the newbuildings, Wan Hai Lines also made charity donations to PanYu Social Welfare Institution,Guangzhou and Guangdong Huiling Foundation for People with Intellectual Development Disabilities. The two local welfare organisations focus on care for socially disadvantaged elders, children and youth.



The charity donations represent part of Wan Hai Lines motto: 'We carry, we care' as the company is committed to fulfill its corporate social responsibility, providing quality service to customers and bringing love to the society.


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