1st March 2023

SEA-LNG Member ZIM celebrates launch of first 15,000 TEU LNG-DF container vessel, ZIM SAMMY OFER

SEA-LNG Member ZIM held a celebratory naming ceremony for ZIM SAMMY OFER, their 15,000 TEU LNG-powered vessel at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea.

As the first of ten vessels ordered by Seaspan as part of a long-term mutual chartering agreement, the ZIM Sammy Ofer is not only the greenest alternative currently available in the market for large-scale fleets using by using LNG as a marine fuel, but is also equipped with the latest technology to ensure the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and reliability.

Idan Ofer, son of the late Sammy Ofer, and his wife, Sponsor Lady Batya Ofer, joined the ceremony via Zoom. Among the dignitaries attending were Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO, Bing CHEN, Atlas Corp President & CEO, Mr. Jaytee Jung, SHI President & CEO.

All at ZIM wished Captain Sanjay Soparkar and his crew a safe and smooth journey ahead and thanked everyone who contributed to achieving this milestone