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CU Lines orders Wenchong boxship pair

Fast-growing China United Lines (CU Lines) has placed orders at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard for two 1,930 teu vessels, according to Alphaliner. No price has been revealed for the order. The order comes with options for two more.

The Shanghai line last week made headlines by announcing its intention to enter the booming Asia-Europe tradelane next month.

In a good week for the state-run Wenchong yard, Splash reported yesterday that Greek owner Cosmoship has ordered two firm plus two options of 1,500 teu ships at the southern Chinese yard.

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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