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.