Nissen Kaiun contracts four boxships at Tsuneishi Zhoushan

Japan’s Nissen Kaiun has gone to China for a series of boxship orders.

No price has been revealed for the four 1,900 teu Tier II ships Nissen Kaiun has contracted Tsuneishi Zhoushan to build. The yard selected is a Chinese subsidiary of the Tsuneishi Group from Japan. The ships are scheduled to go on long term charter to Taiwan’s Evergreen when they deliver.

Nissen Kaiun has been a very active seller of older tonnage in the past 18 months, while also ordering a raft of new ships across many sectors.

In July, it ordered four 1,800 teu feeder boxships at South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, all set for delivery in 2019.

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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