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Dole books reefer boxship pair at CSSC Chengxi

US food company Dole has signed shipbuilding contracts with CSSC Chengxi for two 2,500 teu boxships.

The price for each ship is $42m and the contract also includes options for an additional two vessels.

Each ship is equipped with a reefer capacity of over 900 feu. Delivery of the vessels are scheduled in 2020.

The new order is believed to be part of Dole’s plan to optimise its ageing reefer fleet. The company currently operates six reefers with an average age of 27 years.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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