Dae Sun wins another 1,800 teu boxship order

South Korea’s Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering has won another order for an 1,800 teu containership. Pan Continental Shipping, also from South Korea, has come in for the so-called bangkokmax vessel type. The river port at the Thai capital is draught constricted hence the design name. There is speculation in local media however that a refund guarantee has yet to be secured for this contract.

The 172 m long ship will operate between Thailand and Vietnam. All Dae Sun’s orders this year have been for 1,800 teu 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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