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Welcome to Flex-Box Shipping

Flex Box Shipping Ltd is a ship owning company.

Main investment focus is the 2000-2500 Teu geared vessel sector. Very popular with inter Asia, South America, and Africa trades.

We find this sector interesting, Mainly due to a limited order book for new tonnage in this sector, combined with aggressive scrapping of older tonnage.

Current wholly owned fleet as described below.

Kota MesraMV Flex Box

Built 1997 Daewoo, South Korea
28,290dwt at 10.10m scanting draft
2113 TEU incl. 209 reefer containers
1466 TEU at 14ts

Current Charterers: MCC. Show more

Shipyard Daewoo, South Korea
Date 08/1997
Flag Hong Kong
Call Sign VRLO6
IMO No. 9144316
Class Germanischer Lloyd + 100 A5 with freeboard 2,035m iw Solas ii-2, reg. 54 containership + mc aut
Dimensions  
l.o.a. 205,50 m
breadth moulded 27,40 m
l.b.pp 195,78 m
depth maindeck 15,80 m
DWAT about 28,290 mts on scantling draft 10,10 m
about 21,700 mts on design draft 8,80 m
about 28.350 mts on summer draft 10,117m
GT/NT 24,053/12,958
Containers All container intakes are always subject to vessel's stability, trim and permissible weights, permissible lashing, gear break loads, Panama canal regulations and OSHA rules in which case intakes and stack weights can be considerably reduced.
Holds 20 x 8 x 8,6: 878 TEU or 720 TEU plus 79 FEU alternatively 40 x 8 x 8,6: 418 TEU plus 42 TEU
Deck 20 x 8 x 8,6: 1167 TEU plus 34 FEU alternatively 40 x 8 x 8,6: 582 FEU plus 42 TEU
Max. total

20 x 8 x 8,6: 2045 + 34 FEU
40 x 8 x 8,6: 1000 + 84 TEU

The vessel is self-sustained for the number of TEU(s)/FEU(s) as described above. Lashing material for a full load of 20'/40' containers of 8'6'' 9'6'' on board

Homog intakes

10 mt = 1723 TEU(s)
12 mt = 1582 TEU(s)
13 mt = 1565 TEU(s)
14 mt = 1466 TEU(s)
16 mt = 1343 TEU(s)
18 mt = 1253 TEU(s)

Figures given as guide only and are w.o.g.

Container arrangement

Bays 8, 24, 32, 40 = capable 40 ft units -
Bay 41 = capable 20 ft units -
Remaining bays = capable 20 ft and/or 40 ft units
Uniform stowage on deck refers to individual stacks only, not to complete bays.
Mixed stowage (40' container on top of 2x20 containers) is possible under deck in the 40' bays.

In bays 8/24/32 on deck loadable each 8 x 40' containers, in bay 40 on deck loadable 10 x 40'containers. These are the bays where containers are loadable transversal, in way of cranes and just aft of superstructure. On these bays no 20' containers can be loaded. Mixed stowage of 20/40' container within individual stacks on deck is not possible. This is due to the fact that 2x20' containers are not stowed directly together, but a small passage remains between the containers allowing better lashing. As a consequence, max distance of the outer ISO - corners of two 20' containers exceeds 40' thus two 20'containers cannot be overstowed by a 40' container.

Container fittings Fully cellularized in holds for 20' units in hold 1. 40' units in other holds fitted with loose lashings for full load of 20' units and 40 units. Vessels fitted with semi-automatic twistlocks/ hanging stackers as per OSHA rules.
Reefer plugs 209 plugs on deck, cee 40a, 10,3 kw, 440v, 60hz, 3 pol, 3hrs.
Deckstrength 20' /40' stackload
Tanktop 25 / 35 lt per unit
Deck/hatchcovers 60 / 90 lt per stack
holds 6
hatches

10

hatch 1 12,60 x 13,14 m 2 panels
hatch 2 12,60 x 23,40/18,27 m 2 panels
hatch 3 12,60 x 23,40 2 panels
hatch 4-10 12,60 x 23,40 3 panels

Hatchcovers non-sequential pontoon type hatchcovers
hatch 1-3: weathertight, logit. joint deflatable sealings
hatch 4-10: water spray protected only
Weight of pontoons hatch no.1 : two panels each 27 mt
hatches no. 2-10 : three panels each, center panel 22 mts, : port/starboard panels each 24 mts
Cargo gear 4 x 40 mt hydraulic single cranes - situated mid-ships
Tank capacities waterballast 11177 cbm
freshwater 410 cbm
heavy fuel oil 2202 cbm
mdo 160 cbm
Endurance 15000 nm
Engine MAN B+W 7L60mc 18,200 bHp x 123 MCR
16,380 bhp x 118,8 mcr (90 pct)
Auxiliaries 3x 860 kw
Speed/Consumption main engine/aux

About 19,5 knots on design draft basis clean/smooth bottom, even keel, deep and currentless water/sea with a temperature of max 28 deg c, wind max Bft 2 and sea not exceeding douglas sea state 2 at a consumption of about 56,0 mts IFO 380 cst plus 3,0 mts IFO 380 cst per day at sea for auxiliaries basis no reefers connected.

Charts to provide sufficient quantity of MDO during seapassages for operating auxilaries/ generators in case of emergency.

Eco speed/cons WOG

about 19kt @ about 51,0mt
about 18kt @ about 43,5mt
about 17kt @ about 38,0mt
about 16kt @ about 31,0mt
about 15.5kt @ about 29.5mt

Vessel is not operated continuously below 15.5 knots before slide valves are fitted.

Port consumption (excluding reefers)

- idle about 3,0 mts IFO
- gear working about 4,5 mts IFO
always excluding reefers and ventilation plus some IFO for heating fuel oil tanks.

For each 50 reefer containers additional IFO consumption of about 2 mts per day

Fuel oil spec m/e + aux

IFO 380 min according to ISO RMG 380 and MDO according to ISO DMB

Charterers shall only supply fuels which a) conform to the ISO specification standard 8217:2005 or any subsequent amendments thereof b) are mineral based products of stable and homogeneous nature and shall not contain waste lubricants, tar oil, inorganic acids, chemicals or any other harmful substances and which c) are suitable to enable main propulsion and aux machinery to operate efficiently and without harmful effects. Sludge removal to be effected during loading-and/or discharging operations by charterers in charterers' time and for their account.

Vessel participates in a fuel quality testing programme.

Samples are taken during each bunkering. Costs involved to be shared equally between Owners and Charterers. Bunker fuel samples will also be subject to FITR or GC testing for chemical contaminates same also to be shared equally between Owners and Charterers.

Fittings Suez, panama, wwf
vessel is AHL/WWL fitted, suitable for trading Australia/New Zealand
Additional special features

Vessel is constructed to carry IMO/IMDG cargo in closed freight containers holds 2 and 3 under deck as follows:

2, 3, 4, 5.1, 6.1, 8 except hydrogen gases/mixtures, 2 ethyl nitrate, acetylene, carbon disulphate, toxic liquids and liquids having a flashpoint below 23 degrees Celsius.
In holds 1 and 4 to 10 IMO cargo can be loaded according to SOLAS II/2 Reg. 54.
On deck all IMO cargo to be stowed in accordance with SOLAS requirements, but no IMO cargo to be stowed aft of the superstructure.

Holds 1 and 4 to 10 are equipped with two - fold ventilation.
Vessel is fitted with a bowthruster of 1020 kw.

Revised 08/08/2013 TS

EnaMV Flex Box Container

Built 2001 Thyssen, Germany
33,896dwt at 11.55m scantling draft
26,800dwt at 10.10m design draft
2452 TEU incl. 400 reefer containers 
1866 TEU at 14ts

Current Charterers: CMA CGM. Show more

Shipyard Thyssen Nordseewerke, Emden, Germany
Yard No 528
Delivery 2001
Nationality/Flag Hong Kong SAR
Port of Registry Hong Kong
Official No. HK-3866
IMO No. 9226504
Deadweight 33,896 mtdw on scantling draught (11,55 m),
abt. 26.800 mtdw on design draught (10,10 m)
(All figures on basis sea water (1,025t/cbm))
Gross tonnage 25,535 GT
Length o. a. 199,98 m
Length b.p. 187,90 m
Breadth mld 29,80 m
Design draft 10,10 m
Scantling draft 11,55 m
Cargo Capacity 2452 TEU incl. 400 reefer containers
Class Germanischer Lloyd
Class Notation: +100 A5 E with freeboard 4,980 m IW ERS SOLAS II-2, Reg.19 C2P56 Containership + MC E Aut
Fitted for Panama, Suez, Australia, USCG (for foreign vessels entering U.S. Waters)
Main Engine MAN 7 L 70 mc MK6 19.810 kW (26,915 BHP) on 108 rpm MCR
At Sea

About 21 Knots On about 78 mts IFO 380
About 20 Knots On about 68 mts IFO 380
About 19 Knots On about 60 mts IFO 380
About 18 Knots On about 52 mts IFO 380
About 17 Knots On about 45 mts IFO 380
About 16 Knots On about 41 mts IFO 380

Fuel Specification

Fuel to comply with requirements for residual fuels for Diesel engines ISO 8217:2005 RMG 380 and / or any subsequent revision(s).

Marine Diesel oil for auxiliaries to comply with requirements for distillate fuels for diesel engines ISO 8217:2005 DMA.0.1% Sulphur and/or any subsequent revision(s).

Fuel supplied for main engine and auxiliary generators to comply with MARPOL 73/78, Annex VI Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships and /or its subsequent revisions.

Charterers to supply suitable fuels of first class suppliers to enable main propulsion and auxiliary machinery to operate efficiently and without harmful effects.

All bunkers delivered to the vessel must be composed of straight, stable and homogene structured mineral only, i.e. clean mineral oil based product and not to contain lubricants and/or tar oil and/or inorganic acid substances and/or chemical- and/or wastes.

Removal of sludge to be effected in Charterers time and at Charterers expense.

Charterers to follow the Regulation to reduce emissions from auxiliary diesel engines and diesel-electric engines operated on ocean-going vessels within California waters and 24 nautical miles of the California baseline.

Bowthruster abt. 1.100 kW
Aux engines/Power

3 Diesel generators MAK 8 M 20, 1360 kW
At 900 RPM each, 1 emergency/ harbour generator 550 kW

Tank Capacity

Heavy Fuel Oil: abt. 2.400 cbm
Marine Diesel Oil: abt. 300 cbm
Ballast Water: abt. 10,522 cbm

Speed / Consumption All figures are 'about' and given in a good faith.
Main Engine The speed/consumption is given basis good weather/smooth sea, no counter currents up to max. Beaufort force 2/Douglas Sea state 2 and basis clean bottom and optimum trim at design draft with 15 pct sea margin. Under ISO ambient condition for main engine with Air suction temperature max 25.0 deg.C and sea cooling water temperature max 25.0 deg.C.
 
% MCR Power (kW) Speed (Knots) Consumption (IFO380cst per 24)
90 17,289 abt. 21,0 abt. 81,5
80 15,848 abt. 20,2 abt. 72,5
70 13,867 abt. 19,0 abt. 63,5
60 11,886 abt. 18,2 abt. 54,5
* 40   abt. 15,0 abt. 39,5

Any operation on or about 40 % MCR is given subject to Owners agreement or fitting of slide valves.

Auxiliary Machinery Auxiliary Generators and Auxiliary Boiler fuel consumption of ifo380cst in addition of main engine consumption.
  HFO (mt/day)
At Sea No reefers abt. 4.5
At port No reefers abt. 6.0

Additional with all cranes working abt. 1.5

Additional with 400 reefers abt. 7,2; 200 reefers abt. 3,6
Container Intakes


Container intake and stowage is always subject to vessel's stability, trim, permissible weights and visibility.
Vessel is fully fitted with all necessary loose lashings and fittings
For a reasonable mixture of 20(70%) & 40(30%) containers. Container Lashing system on deck and in cargo holds OSHA conform.
2.452 units of 20x8x8'6"
whereof under deck: 986 units in up to 6 tiers
and on deck: 1.466 units in up to 7 (8 tiers directly in front of superstructure)

Overlength/high cubes
70 units of 45/49x8x9'6" in the last bay directly in front of superstructure

Stability

Vessel can load within own stability, basis vcg of containers at 45 pct of 8'6" container height,in accordance with IMO regulations
1.866 teu (8'6") of 14 mtons each on full draft of 11,55 metres

Container fittings In holds, vessel is fixed with cell guides for 40' containers which can alternatively be used for two 20' containers. All restraint devices and necessary loose securing-/lashing material for stowage of 20' containers as well as distribution of container weight within each 20/40 stack to comply with the Cargo Securing Manual approved by Germanischer Lloyd as on board.
Stack Loads under deck: 144 mtons resp. 180 mtons per 20'/40' stack
on deck: 60 mtons resp. 90 mtons per 20'/40' stack
Reefer Containers Reefer sockets:

400 reefer sockets, CEE type 17/2 3h 32A (3 x 440 V, 60 Hz), of which 328 on deck and 72 in holds.

Generator capacity will be available for connection of 400 TEU reefer
containers with 7,5 kW each at sim. factor 0,5.

Connecting cables to be supplied by Charterers.
Hatch openings and Covers 10 hatches covered by steel pontoons up to 26 t per unit.
All pontoons can be worked independently without sequence.
Dimension of hatches No. 1: (Twin hatch) 12,80 m x 15,528 m

Nos. 2 - 10: (Triple hatches) 12,80 m x 25,68 m
Gear

3 x 45 mt swl cranes –with maximum outreach:

CRANES 1&2 45/40/36 t at 23,0/25,8/28,5 m
CRANE 3 45/40/36 t at 24,5/26,5/30,6 m

Cargo spreaders to be supplied by Charterers.

Ventilation of Cargo Holds The cargo holds are equipped with mechanical exhaust air and natural supply air system for transport of dangerous goods.

The holds are ventilated with minimum air changes per hour related to the empty cargo hold acc. to classification society’s regulation.

Special consideration will be made to holds containing reefer containers. Actual ventilation capacity will be based on reefer units having an average power consumption of 6,5 kW per TEU or 11,0 kW per FEU. The corresponding cooling air flow will be about 1740 m³/h per TEU or 3000 m³/h per FEU at ambient condition of 35°C and 70% relative humidity.

In cargo holds with container sockets are arranged in the either reefer containers or dangerous goods can be carried. In this case selected supply fans will be reversible to ensure 2 air changes per hour exhaust air for transport of dangerous goods.

The external openings of the ventilation system are equipped with weather tight locks and rain protection.
Carriage of dangerous goods

Dangerous goods in containers of following classes can be carried in holds:

Class 2: gases, except flammable gases,Toxic gases
Class 3: flammable liquids, except liquids with a flash point below 23 degrees Celsius
Class 4: Except Flash Point below 23C, Mechanical ventilated space
Class 6.1: poisonous substances, except liquids, Except FP below 23C
Class 8 corrosives, except liquids, Except FP below 23C,Subsidiary Risk class 6.1

But always in accordance to the vessels certificate of compliance for the carriage of dangerous goods.

Communication details
Call Sign VRMG4
Flag Hong Kong
Official No. HK-3866
Inmarsat C 447705385
447705390
Telephone Inmarsat FLEET 77
765112429 (voice)
Email ena [at] hmcmail [dot] com

All details are about and given in good faith but without guarantee.

JanusMV JANUS

Built 2001 Thyssen, Germany
33,894dwt at 11.55m scantling draft
26,838dwt at 10.10m design draft
2452 TEU incl. 400 reefer containers 
1866 TEU at 14ts

Current Charterers: MSC, Geneva. Show more

Shipyard Thyssen Nordseewerke, Emden, Germany
Yard No. 529
Delivery 2001
Nationality/Flag Hong Kong SAR
Port of Registry Hong Kong
Official No. HK-3865
IMO No. 9226516
Deadweight abt. 33, 894mtdw on scantling draught (11,55 m)
abt. 26838 mtdw on design draught (10,10 m)
(All figures on Basis Sea water (1,025t/cbm))
Gross tonnage 25.535 GT
Length o. a. 199,98 m
Length b .p. 187,90 m
Breadth mld 29,80 m
Design draft 10,10 m
Scantling draft 11,55 m
Cargo Capacity 2452 TEU incl. 400 reefer containers
Class Germanischer Lloyd
Class Notation +100 A5 E with freeboard 4,980 m IW ERS SOLAS II-2, Reg.19 Containership + MC E Aut

Fitted for Panama, Suez, Australia, USCG (for foreign vessels entering U.S. Waters)

Main Engine MAN 7 L 70 mc MK6
19.810 kW (26,915 BHP) on 108 rpm MCR
Fuel Specification

Fuel to comply with requirements for residual fuels for Diesel engines ISO 8217:2005 RMG 380 and / or any subsequent revision(s).

Marine Diesel oil for auxiliaries to comply with requirements for distillate fuels for diesel engines ISO 8217:2005 DMA.0.1% Sulphur and/or any Subsequent revision(s).

Fuel supplied for main engine and auxiliary generators to comply with MARPOL 73/78, Annex VI Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships and /or its subsequent revisions.

Charterers to supply suitable fuels of first class suppliers to enable main propulsion and auxiliary machinery to operate efficiently and without harmful effects.

All bunkers delivered to the vessel must be composed of straight, stable and homogene structured mineral only, i.e. clean mineral oil based product and not to contain lubricants and/or tar oil and/or inorganic acid substances and/or chemical- and/or wastes.

Removal of sludge to be effected in Charterers time and at Charterers expense.

Charterers to follow the Regulation to reduce emissions from auxiliary diesel engines and diesel-electric engines operated on ocean-going vessels within California waters and 24 nautical miles of the California baseline.

Bowthruster abt. 1.100 kW. Working satisfactory.
Aux engines/Power 3 Diesel generators MAK 8 M 20, 1360 kW
At 900 RPM each, 1 emergency/ harbour generator 550 kW
Tank Capacity Heavy Fuel Oil: abt. 2.490 cbm
Marine Diesel Oil: abt. 303.4 cbm
Ballast Water: abt. 10.522 cbm
Speed / Consumption All figures are 'about' and given in a good faith.
Main Engine The speed/consumption is given basis good weather/smooth sea, no counter currents up to max. Beaufort force 2/Douglas Sea state 2 and basis clean bottom and optimum trim at design draft with 15 pct sea margin. Under ISO ambient condition for main engine with Air suction temperature (scavenge air receiver) max 25 deg.C and fresh water cooling temperature max 25 deg.C. (as per instruction manual)
At Sea About 21 Knots On about 78 mts IFO 380
About 20 Knots On about 68 mts IFO 380
About 19 Knots On about 60 mts IFO 380
About 18 Knots On about 52 mts IFO 380
About 17 Knots On about 45 mts IFO 380
About 16 Knots On about 41 mts IFO 380
  Any operation on or about 40 % MCR is given subject to Owners agreement or fitting of slide valves.
Auxiliary Machinery

Auxiliary Generators and Auxiliary Boiler fuel consumption of ifo380cst in addition of main engine consumption.

At Sea No reefers abt. 4.5 At port No reefers abt. 6.0 Additional with all cranes working abt. 1.5 Additional with 400 reefers abt. 8,2 200 reefers abt. 4,8

Container Intake Container intake and stowage is always subject to vessel's stability, trim, permissible weights and visibility. Vessel is fully fitted with all necessary loose lashings and fittings For a reasonable mixture of 20(70%) & 40(30%) containers. Container Lashing system on deck and in cargo holds OSHA conform. 2.452 units of 20x8x8'6" whereof under deck: 986 units in up to 6 tiers and on deck: 1.466 units in up to 7 (8 tiers directly in front of superstructure) alternatively; 1.192 units of 40x8x8'6" plus 68 units of 20x8x8'6" whereof under deck: 476 units 40x8x8'6" plus 34 units 20x8x8'6" and on deck: 716 units 40x8x8'6" plus 34 units 20x8x8'6" Overlength/high cubes 70 units of 45/49x8x9'6" in the last bay directly in front of superstructure
Stability Vessel can load within it’s own stability, basis vcg of containers at 45 pct of 8'6" container height, in accordance with IMO regulations; 1.886 teu (8'6") of 14 mtons each on full draft of 11,55 metres or 1.624 teu (8'6") of 14 mtons each on design draft of 9,80 metres
Container fittings In holds, vessel is fixed with cell guides for 40' containers which can alternatively be used for two 20' containers. All restraint devices and necessary loose securing-/lashing material for stowage of 20' containers as well as distribution of container weight within each 20/40 stack to comply with the Cargo Securing Manual approved by Germanischer Lloyd as on board.
Stack Loads under deck: 144 mtons resp. 180 mtons per 20'/40' stack
on deck: 60 mtons resp. 90 mtons per 20'/40' stack
Reefer Containers Reefer sockets: 400 reefer sockets, CEE type 17/2 3h 32A (3 x 440 V, 60 Hz), of which 328on deck and 72 in holds. Generator capacity will be available for connection of 400 TEU reefer containers with 7,5 kW each at sim. factor 0,5. Connecting cables to be supplied by Charterers.
Hatch openings and Covers 10 hatches covered by steel pontoons up to 26 t per unit.
All pontoons can be worked independently without sequence.
Dimension of hatches No. 1: (Twin hatch) 12,80 m x 15,53 m
Nos. 2 - 10: (Triple hatches) 12,80 m x 25,68 m
Cargo Gear

3 x 45 mt swl cranes –with maximum outreach:

CRANES 1&2: 45/40/36 t at 23,0/25,8/28,5 m
CRANE 3: 45/40/36 t at 24,5/26,5/30,6 m

Cargo spreaders to be supplied by Charterers.

Ventilation of Cargo Holds

The cargo holds are equipped with mechanical exhaust air and natural Supply air system for transport of dangerous goods.

The holds are ventilated with minimum air changes per hour related to The empty cargo holds acc. to classification society’s regulation.

Special consideration will be made to holds containing reefer containers. Actual ventilation capacity will be based on reefer units having an average power consumption of 6,5 kW per TEU or 11,0 kW per FEU. The corresponding cooling air flow will be about 1740 m³/h per TEU or 3000 m³/h per FEU at ambient condition of 35°C and 70% relative humidity.

In cargo holds with container sockets are arranged in the either reefer containers or dangerous goods can be carried. In this case selected supply fans will be reversible to ensure 2 air changes per hour exhaust air for transport of dangerous goods.

The external openings of the ventilation system are equipped with weather tight locks and rain protection.

Carriage of dangerous goods

Dangerous goods in containers of following classes can be carried in holds:

Class 2.2: gases, except flammable gases, Toxic gases
Class 3: Flammable liquids. 23'C < FP< 60'C
Class 4: Except Flash Point below 23c, Mechanical ventilated space,

Class 5.1: Mechanical ventilated space, is stipulated by the IMDG code, in close freight containers,

Class 6.1: poisonous substances, except liquids Mechanical ventilated space, is stipulated by the IMDG code, in close freight containers.

Class 8 : corrosives, except liquids 23'C < FP< 60'C, Subsidiary Risk class 6.1,

Class 9: Except goods evolving flammable vapour, Mechanical ventilated space, is stipulated by the IMDG code, in close freight containers

But always in accordance to the vessels certificate of compliance for the carriage of dangerous goods.

Communication details  
Call Sign VRMG3
Flag Hong Kong
Official No. HK-3865
Inmarsat C: 447705381
447705382
Telephone Inmarsat FLEET 77
765112288 (voice)
765112289 (fax)
Email janus [at] hmcmail [dot] com