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Asean Seas Line signs for its first newbuilds

Hong Kong-based Asean Seas Line is expanding, putting pen to paper for its first newbuilds. The intra-Asia operator has signed with CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding for a pair of 1,900 teu containerships.

Asean Seas Lines, founded 10 years ago, currently has three feeder ships in its fleet, plying routes between China and Southeast Asia.

Wenchong’s 1,900 teu design is increasingly popular. Fast growing China United Lines (CU Lines) also recently contracted the yard for up to four similar ships.

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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