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Lomar Shipping exercises options at Yangzijiang

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UK owner Lomar Shipping has signed shipbuilding contracts with China’s Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for the construction of two 1,800 teu feeder containerships.

The two vessels are the latest options exercised by Lomar Shipping at the yard. In August 2016, Lomar Shipping ordered four 1,800 teu containerships plus four options at Yangzijiang. The first four vessels are expected to be delivered between the second half of 2018 and the beginning of 2019.

In March, Lomar Shipping also exercised options for three 1,750 teu container vessels at Cosco Guangdong Shiyard.

Lomar Shipping has also been active on the secondhand market. Last week, the company snapped up two small 496 teu ships, ER Helgoland and ER Cuxhaven, for 3.8m each from Germany’s ER Schiffahrt.

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Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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