United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has taken delivery of a new ship, the Jazan, at Hyundai Heavy Industries' Ulsan shipyard in South Korea.
The newbuilding is the sixth A7 ship built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Limited for UASC against an order for eight ships. The new ships can load 6,919 TEU containers and can operate at a service speed of 25.5 knots per hour. They can load 459 FEU units of reefer containers and are also equipped to transport hazardous cargo.
"Jazan will further add to the capacity of the company in meeting the increasing demand for cost-effective and efficient shipping regionally and internationally," a company statement said.
The vessel's name Jazan means determination to succeed. Jazan is the name of one of the 13 provinces in the south west of Saudi Arabia, which is famous for producing tropical fruits and fishing. Jazan is also the name of the capital city of that province and is a major seaport on the Red Sea.