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New cargo ship for Canaries � Seville route

To mark the first stop off in Santa Cruz the Port Authority chief Luis Suarez Treñor presented the company with a commemorative plaque and the port chaplain blessed the boat before Monica Hodgson performed the honours and “christened “ the vessel.

The ship has the capacity to hold 104 cargo trailers can travel at a maximum speed of 17 knots and is registered in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The same as its sister ship the ODR Andalucia, which will come into service in June of this year , the OPDR Canarias was built in China and has been designed to carry double the cargo compared with the vessel which has covered the route until now.

There were various important figures from both the Seville and the Santa Cruz Ports Authority at the launching ceremony where the possibility of using the island of Tenerife as a maritime hub in the middle of the Atlantic in order to extend European routes to the southern Atlantic was the main topic of discussion.

Seville’s Port Authority chief Manuel Fernandez Gonzalez expressed his satisfaction with the “healthy” commercial relationship between the two ports.

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