Thenamaris Ships Management has ordered two boxships of 5,000 teu from South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, the Greek owner confirmed.
The Thenamaris pair are due for delivery in August and September of 2013 and are said to be cost $60m-$70m per ship.
They are added to a pair of 4,800 teu units already on order at China’s Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding for the Greek company, traditionally a tanker and dry bulk manager.
At the same time, brokers circulated reports of five boxship newbuildings of 6,700 teu capacity won by Hyundai Samho, although at least some of these appear to be confirmation of ordering activity going back about two months.
Three of the vessels, which are all due to be delivered in 2013, were contracted by Embiricos family-linked Aeolos Management several weeks ago in a first boxship newbuilding project to add to five secondhand container carriers the group already has in operation.
The two other 6,700 teu vessels were reported ordered by boxship specialist Technomar Shipping for an estimated $75m price per vessel.
Published : July 29, 2011