Log-In Logistica orders 2,700 teu ship at Wenchong

Brazilian cabotage carrier Log-In Logistica has ordered a 2,700 teu containership at China’s state-run Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard. The ship, costing $28.5m, will deliver in April 2019 and be deployed on the company’s domestic service network.

“The new vessel will help fill gaps in Log-In’s network and fleet which might open up in the future as the carrier in July decided – or was ‘forced’ to eventually cancel its remaining orders for three 2,800 teu ships which were to be built domestically in Brazil,” Alphaliner stated in its most recent weekly report.

Log-In originally placed five orders with the Rio de Janeiro-based shipyard Estaleiro Ilha SA (EISA) in 2007, but only two of the ships were eventually delivered in 2011.

Log-In currently operates its cabotage services with six ships of 1,600 to 2,800 teu.

Five if the ships are controlled by the company, whereas one is chartered from the open market.

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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