On February 28, the Christening ceremony of 13,386-TEU container ship MV. COSCO BELGIUM was grandly held at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co.,Ltd (NACKS) . Mr. Li Yunpeng, Executive Vice President of COSCO Group, Mr. Wan Min, Managing Director of COSCON, Mr. Gao Ping, Secretary of Party Committee of COSCON, Mr. Nobumitsu Kambayashi, the Senior Executive Vice President of Kawasaki Shipbuilding Company , Mr. Huang Aijun, vice mayor of Nantong Municipal Government, Mr. Han Chengmin, President of NACKS and other 150 guests attended and witnessed the ceremony. Ms. Xu Yewen, wife of the National Labor Model, Captain Ding Jingguo, christened the new ship.
MV. COSCO BELGIUM is the first of a series of eight 13,386 TEU vessels being built for COSCON by NACKS. These ships will be the largest and modern Eco-designed containerships ever built by a Chinese shipyard and are also COSCON's largest vessels. The COSCO BELGIUM will be deployed on the COSCON CKYH Joint North Europe Express Service 3 (NE3).