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Guangzhou Wenchong in pole for boxship order haul

Brokers are reporting that Chinese shipyard Guangzhou Wenchong is in pole to snare a couple of sizeable containership orders that would fill out the yard’s available berths through to mid-2020.

Turkish operator Arkas is understood to be in close discussions with Wenchong for two firm 3,100 teu ships with options for two more.

The same yard is also being linked by Braemer ACM as the frontrunner for a mammoth order from Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines. Wan Hai has put out a tender process for eight firm plus four options of 1,900 teu ships, with Braemar ACM claiming Wenchong is likely to win the deal.

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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