KMTC charters largest ever boxship

Korea Marine Transport (KMTC) is said to have brought in the 2010-built post panamax containership Seroja Empat to its fleet through a time charter.

According to Alphaliner, KMTC chartered the 8,540 teu vessel from Japanese owner Nissen Kaiun under a 36-month charter contract and has been named Hakata Seoul.

The vessel has been docked at China’s Zhoushan Zhongtian Heavy Industry yard since late February and is likely to be retrofitted with scrubbers.

KMTC operates a fleet of small and medium size containerships ranging from 1,000 teu to 6,000 teu. It also has three 2,500 teu newbuildings on the orderbook. Seroja Empat will become the largest containership in the company’s fleet.

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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