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Safmarine names its first new vessel for 2009

The Safmarine Bayete, the first of two new 3075 teu containerships to be delivered to Safmarine in 2009, was named in Korea.

Press Release

Ms Teri Bento - wife of Joe Bento, President of CEVA Americas and Global Freight Management – had the honour of naming the Safmarine Bayete at the Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Shipyard in Busan, Republic of Korea. The event was attended by CEVA guests from the United States, South Africa, China, India, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, and United Kingdom.

Commenting on the naming of the new vessel – which takes its name from a Zulu royal greeting - Safmarine CEO, Ivan Heesom-Green said: “Today’s naming is more than an opportunity to celebrate the further expansion of our modern vessel fleet; it is also a celebration of the mutually beneficial partnership between Safmarine and CEVA.”

CEVA currently serves a diverse range of market sectors including the automotive, technological, industrial, retail/consumer, health care, publishing, aerospace and energy sectors.

The Safmarine Bayete has a crew complement of 18 and those present at the naming included: the Master of the Safmarine Bayete, Captain Stuart Almond; Chief Engineer, Robert Lawson; Chief Officer Arthur Mars, Second Engineer Andrew Denny, Electrical Engineer Eugen Ungureanu and Marine Superintendent, Willy van Niekerk.

The Safmarine Bayete will be deployed on the SAMBA (South America-Middle East) service.


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