Chinese boxship operator SITC keeps explanding its fleet, having placed an order at South Korean yard Dae Sun Shipbuilding for eight 1,023 teu container vessels.
A deal, worth $153.6m, will see the newbuildings delivered between January and December 2023.
SITC also has options for two additional vessels at a price of $19.2m, exercisable on or before June 18 this year.
“The new construction will enable the company to expand its self-owned fleet of container vessels to meet the increase in demand for the company’s services,” SITC said in a statement.
Earlier in March this year, SITC signed up for another eight boxships at compatriot shipyard Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.
According to VesselsValue data, SITC currently owns a fleet of 81 ships and has another 20 vessels on order, excluding this latest order at Dae Sun.