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CSBC presses ahead with leasing plans, starts construction of four 2,800 teu ships

Taiwan’s CSBC Corp has moved ahead with its plans to enter the leasing business, first mooted last September.
The island’s top shipbuilder has started construction of four 2,800 teu sister ships which will deliver in mid-2023.

No leasing contracts have been confirmed for the speculative ships at present.

Once one of Asia’s premier containership builders, CSBC has fallen out of favour in recent years. In September last year it delivered the last boxship on its orderbook, prior to the decision to go down the leasing route.

CSBC joins a raft of other Asian yards involved in containership leasing including CSSC and Yangzijiang in China and Imabari in Japan.

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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