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Ruiyang in for six 2,500 teu ships at Changhong

China’s Ruiyang Shipping is rapidly expanding, ordering another six boxships on top of 12 it contracted in January.

Ruiyang has contracted for six 2,500 teu vessels with Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard, according to Alphaliner. In January Ruiyang ordered up to 12 ships at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.

“Ruiyang’s growth seems ambitious and the owner- operator went from a secondhand buyer to a company with a sizeable newbuilding pipeline in very little time,” Alphaliner noted in its most recent weekly report.

Ruiyang operates on intra-China trades as well as shuttling between China and Japan. It also goes by the names Starocean Marine or Goto Shipping.

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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