The Safmarine Benguela, the second of two new 3,100 TEU containerships to be delivered to Safmarine in 2009, was named in Korea.
The vessel was named by its Godmother, Ms. Elke Conrad, wife of J’rg Conrad, Owner and President of the Bremen-based freight forwarding company, Anker Leschaco Group. The Group offers intercontinental logistic solutions for sea and airfreight transportation within the chemical, pharmaceutical, automobile, consumer goods and plant and machinery sectors. It is also active in warehouse logistics and cargo handling.
The name of the new container vessel ’ which will be deployed on the Europe-South America service - was inspired by the Benguela current, which flows along Southern Africa’s West Coast.
Safmarine seastaff present at the naming included: Captain Andrew Walker, Master; Chief Engineer, Stanley Broers; Chief Officer Debra Pienaar; Second Engineer Dmitry Pivovarov and Electrical Engineer Andries Lugar.