Hafiz Darya Arya Shipping (HDASCO), a subsidiary of Iranian containerline IRISL, will take delivery of the first of four 14,500 teu ships from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea in a couple of weeks time. The 366 m long Rayen is more than twice as large as IRISL’s current largest boxship series – a set of five 6,500 teu ships.
The Rayen will join IRISL’s HDM service connecting East Asia with the Middle East. The other three newbuilds are set to deliver from HHI by August this year.
“With their 14,500 teu intake, they will soon become the largest container ships to call Iran,” Alphaliner noted in its most recent weekly report.