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SITC fixes its biggest boxship

A leading Chinese intra-Asia box operator, SITC, has chartered the 4,620 teu, Reederei Hamburger Lloyd -controlled RHL Constantia for a period of one to three months at $6,350, according to French analysts, Alphaliner. The ship is the largest container vessel ever chartered by SITC, far bigger than the previous largest ship in its fleet, the 2,741 teu SITC Surabaya.

The wide-beam RHL Constantia has been deployed on SITC’s China-Philippines CPS weekly service, which the carrier operates jointly with Sinotrans.

SITC runs a fleet of 76 container vessels and is the world’s 20th largest liner, having just broached the 100,000 slot mark.

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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