Brazilian cabotage carrier Log-In Logistica has ordered a 2,700 teu containership at China’s state-run Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard. The ship, costing $28.5m, will deliver in April 2019 and be deployed on the company’s domestic service network.
“The new vessel will help fill gaps in Log-In’s network and fleet which might open up in the future as the carrier in July decided – or was ‘forced’ to eventually cancel its remaining orders for three 2,800 teu ships which were to be built domestically in Brazil,” Alphaliner stated in its most recent weekly report.
Log-In originally placed five orders with the Rio de Janeiro-based shipyard Estaleiro Ilha SA (EISA) in 2007, but only two of the ships were eventually delivered in 2011.
Log-In currently operates its cabotage services with six ships of 1,600 to 2,800 teu.
Five if the ships are controlled by the company, whereas one is chartered from the open market.