PIL adds more 11,800 teu ships

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.

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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