Indonesia’s Temas Line takes its largest boxship

Indonesia’s Temas Line takes its largest boxship

Alphaliner is reporting Temas Line from Indonesia has paid Germany’s Gebab $6.5m for the 11-year-old 2,800 teu Larentia. The ship, now renamed Sendang Mas, becomes both the largest ship in the Temas fleet as well as the largest container vessel operating on the Indonesian cabotage trade.

“The purchase of the Larentia has likely been motivated by the appealing prices obtainable on the depressed sale & purchase market, that give regional carriers a unique opportunity to boost and modernize their fleets cheaply with large tonnage,” said Alphaliner.

Temas’s fleet now numbers 27 Indonesian-flagged boxships plus another ten 360 teu vessels being built at Lianyungang Wuzhou Shipyard in China for delivery in 2018.

Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, has pushed for the development of far greater maritime links across the archipelago since coming to power, something Temas is poised to benefit from.

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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