ONE clinches charter for six mega containerships

Japanese liner Ocean Network Express has signed a letter of intent with Shoei Kisen Kaisha for the charter of six newbuild 24,000 teu ultra large container ships for a period of 15 years.

The newbuildings, which will be the world’s largest containerships, are planned to be built by the consortium of Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United with deliveries scheduled in 2023 and 2024.

“This new class of ships will join our core fleet and forms part of our ongoing strategy to introduce large, modern, and fuel-efficient vessels to further strengthen our fleet competitiveness,” the company said, claiming that the vessels will help bring economies of scale and significantly lower carbon emissions through a state-of-the-art hull design that aims to maximise cargo intake and minimise fuel consumption.

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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