Turkish shipping company Arkas has decided to increase its orderbook at the Chinese shipbuilder Zhejiang Ouhua with four more containerships.
The four 3,100 teu units will deliver between end-2017 and the first half of 2018. They come on top of four 2,800 teu vessels being built by the same yard and scheduled for the first half of this year.
In April 2014 the Izmir-based company went to the same yard for a first order of two container vessels of 2,500 teu capacity and four months later exercised also the options for a further two units.
At that time sources indicated an estimated price range of between $27m and $30m for each ship.