Del Monte says yes to Wenchong box pair

Del Monte says yes to Wenchong box pair

Del Monte International, the Monaco division of the famous fruit and vegetable producer, is being linked by brokers to a pair of small boxships. Ordered at Guangzhou Wenchong in southern China, the ships will deliver in 2019. No price has been given for the 600 teu ships, which are tier III and come with scrubbers.

The Del Monte fleet today comprises 15 owned ships and eight on charter. The California-headquartered company can trace its origins back to 1886. It has annual sales of around $1.8bn.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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