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Eastern Pacific taps Mawei for up to 10 feeder newbuilds

Eastern Pacific Shipping has ordered ships at Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding for the first time.

The Idan Ofer-led shipping giant has signed for six firm 2,900 teu ships in a contract that carries options for four more vessels.

The 186 m long ships will be EEDI Phase Ⅲ compliant when they deliver. No price has been revealed for the order, the latest in a slew of contracts Chinese yards have won for boxships in recent days.

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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