CMA CGM Hugo: A 8,200 TEU Class Containership

The 8,200 TEU class containership CMA CGM HUGO built at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) was delivered to Conti Reederei, Germany on July 29.

2004. The vessel is the first of five 8,200 teu container ships and has an overall length of 1095 ft. (334 m), width of 140.4 ft. (42.8 m) and depth of 80.7 ft.

(24.6 m) with a design draft of 42.6 ft.

(13 m). She is powered by the powerful diesel engine, a Hyundai-B&W I2K98MC model, developing an NCR of 84,020 bhp at 90.8 rpm which enables the ship to sail at a service speed of 26 knots with 15% S.M.

The Hyundai containership features a wider beam which ensures a better stability when loading and unloading at international container terminals. The vessel is also designed to have superior propulsion efficiency against the various draft that will be caused by loading scheme.

The vessel has nine holds, seven of which are arranged forward of the engine room (20 ft. container/30 bay) and 2 is backward (20 ft container/ 8 bay) and a maximum of 15 rows and 9 tiers of containers can be stowed in the holds. Two air changes per hour are provided to No. 1-4, 8 & 9 hold in which dangerous cargoes of SOLAS classes 1.4S/2/3/4/5.1/6.1/8/9 can be carried.

However, SOLAS class 1.4 dangerous cargo can be carried for No.2 hold.

The Hyundai containership is girderless type and can carry the maximum 15 rows in holds and 17 rows on deck of containers. Total TEU capacity is 8,238 of which 3,835 TEU in holds and 4,403 TEU on deck, with 700 FEU reefer sockets provided. Pontoon type hatch covers close the 9 holds.

Each hatch cover is made up of three panels with maximum panel weights kept below 41 tons to suit handling by port cranes. The vessel is arranged to carry 20 ft.; 40 ft.; 45 ft. containers.

Cargo holds are provided with 40 ft.

fixed cell guide that can load seven tiers of 20 ft. container.

The 45 ft. containers can be loaded directly on hatch cover No. 8F and 9F.

Athwartship lashing bridges for 40 ft.

and 45 ft. containers are arranged with necessary fittings so that containers on hatch cover/stool on upper deck can be conveniently and securely lashed up to 4/5/6/7 tiers.

The Hyundai container ship is provided with both optimum section profile of rudder and tip-raked propeller to reduce the possible cavitation. For durability of outside shell, self-polishing paint of five-year life time and ICCP is applied to the vessel. The vessel is classed and registered as GL, +100A5, Container Ship, IW, SOLAS 1-2, Reg 19, +MC, AUT.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 25,  Dec 2004

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