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The world's largest independent container ship owner orders 8 more container ships!

  • Author:Esther
  • Source:souhangwang
  • Release Date:2021-03-06
Recently, Seaspan, the world's largest independent container ship owner, is continuing its fleet expansion plan, again announcing an additional 8 container ship orders, bringing the total number of newbuilding orders to 25 and an increase of 367,000 TEU in capacity.

Announcing the order-built 8 large container ships, including 4 12,000TEU container ships and 4 15,000TEU container ships, its parent company AtlasCorp disclosed in the announcement that these new ships are expected to be scheduled for the second half of 2022 to 2023. It will be delivered between the third quarter, and the long-term lease will be fulfilled later. At the same time, this shipbuilding contract also includes the option of four 15,000TEU container ships.

Seaspan Chairman, President and CEO Chen Bing said: "We will continue to focus on providing differentiated value-added services, improve the flexibility of our business model, and expand our industry-leading operational excellence, while continuing to create sustainability for our shareholders. value."

In the announcement, Sespan did not disclose information about charterers and shipyard related information. It is reported that these ships will be leased to ONE. In addition, Tradewind reported on Thursday that Sespan has signed a series of 11,800TEU new ship contracts with Yangtze River Shipyard, each with a cost of approximately US$90 million.

In order to expand the fleet, this is Seaspan's multiple purchases in less than a month. The two ships that the owner is taking over, each with a capacity of 15,000 teu, have signed a long-term lease with a large global shipping company.

The two ships are described as new and modern ships, each equipped with scrubbers. Seaspan wrote in a statement that the two ships were built in 2019 and are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2021.

Last month, Seaspan also announced the purchase of two new large container ships, each with a capacity of 24,000 teu. In late February, Seaspan also announced that it had ordered 10 LNG-fuelled container ships, all of which will be leased to shipping company ZIM.

Among the 17 newbuildings previously finalized, Yangzijiang Shipyard received a total of 7 ships, namely 5 12,200TEU container ships and 2 24,000TEU container ships. Ten 15,000TEU dual-fuel container ships were built by South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries.

Seaspan's global fleet has 127 ships with a total capacity of approximately 1,073,000 teu. Since December 2020, Seaspan announced that it will add 17 new ships, including 5 12,200 teu, 2 24,000 teu and 10 15,000 teu dual-fuel LNG ships, which will add 289,000 teu of additional capacity to the company’s fleet .