Monday, June 20, 2011

Seaspan to book more 10,000TEU‘s

Canadian shipowner Seaspan Corp is talking to two Chinese shipyards in the hope of extending its massive containership-newbuilding programme.

Sources say another eight post-panamaxes of 10,000 teu could be on the cards if the New York-listed owner can secure long-term charters with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL).

The development comes after it emerged Seaspan has successfully tied up a long-term charter with Hanjin Shipping for some of its newly contracted newbuildings.

Sources say it has fixed out the seven 10,000-teu vessels booked recently at Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding to the South Korean carrier.

Following that Seaspan is said to have contacted state-owned Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) and Dalian New Shipyard with a project for a second batch of 10,000-teu vessels.

If the orders go ahead, each yard will build four vessels. At least four — those at Dalian — would be chartered out to fast-growing CSCL, which already has 19 Seaspan ships in its fleet.

Published : June 20, 2011

Source: Asiasis

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