Malaysian domestic liner orders feeders in China

Domestic Malaysian containerline MTT Shipping has tapped Fujian Mawei in China for a series of feeder ships. Brokers report MTT has ordered two firm 1,162 teu ships with options for two more. No price has been revealed for the ships, which will come fitted with scrubbers.

Established in 2010, Selangor-based MTT sails three times a week to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, twice a week to Sibu, Bintulu and Miri. This in addition to weekly departures to Labuan, Sandakan, Tawau and Muara, Brunei.

Alphaliner lists MTT’s current fleet as just under 12,000 slots.

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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