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TS Lines eyes more orders

Taiwanese containership operator TS Lines is planning to expand its self-owned fleet further as part of its fleet reorganisation plan.

TS Lines took delivery of the first one of four 1,800 teu containerships ordered at CSBC on Friday, with the remaining three to be delivered this year.

According to T.S. Chen, chairman of TS Lines, the company plans to order another four feeder containerships. The company is set to order two 1,000 teu vessels and two 2,800 teu vessels for the next phase of its fleet expansion and will start negotiations with CSBC this week. The company is also looking for opportunities to acquire 4,000-6,000 teu secondhand vessels.

TS Lines currently operates 49 shipping routes with a fleet of 32 vessels, only two of which are owned.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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