Brazilian cabotage carrier Log-In Logistica has formally cancelled much delayed orders for three 2,800 teu newbuildings placed with the Rio de Janeiro-based Estaleiro Ilha, a yard that went bust in December 2015.
The three ships were part of a five-ship ordered placed in November 2007, reports Alphaliner in its latest weekly report. The ships were meant to deliver from 2011 to 2013. Only two of the five were delivered. Since the ships were first ordered Brazilian cabotage rules have changed whereby domestically trading boxships do not need to be built on home soil.
Log-In has now changed tack and is taking on secondhand tonnage. It recently bought the 2,714 teu Arosia from Peter Döhle, renaming it Log-In Resiliente. It now has five vessels, three of which are on charter.
The fate of the three cancelled Log-In orders at EISA is currently unknown, Alphaliner stated. However, the Log-In Jequitaba was launched in December 2015 and is 95% complete.
“Being in the water, this vessel could well be purchased and towed to another shipyard for completion,” Alphaliner suggested.
The construction of the two other units was well advanced but they still remain on the slipways.