Data from shipyard database Yard Intel shows Singapore’s Pacific International Lines (PIL) has gone back to China’s Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for another slew of 11,800 teu ships.
The Teo family controlled line has opted for eight more 11,800 ships which will be built at Yangzijiang’s Jiangsu Newyangzi Shipbuilding facility. The ships will deliver in the middle of 2018 and go alongside an existing order for eight similar ships at the same yard. PIL also has a pair of 3,900 teu ships on order at its regular Chinese yard, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC).
According to French box analysts, Alphaliner, PIL now ranks as the 18th largest containerline in the world with a fleet including newbuilds comprising 362,505 slots.