Oshima branches out with feeder boxship design

Oshima Shipbuiulding, the Japanese yard widely regard as one of the finest builders of dry bulk vessels in the world, is branching out. Oshima is now marketing a new 3,000 teu container feeder design.

The yard’s orderbook stretches all the way into 2019 at the moment, something few yards in Asia can claim. The yard says its new feeder design has been met with inquiries from Germany and across Asia including local Japanese lines.

The yard, which tends to specialise in bulkers ranging in size from 30,000 to 100,000 dwt, is on course to deliver a record 40 vessels this year.

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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