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TS Lines selects Shanghai Waigaoqiao for 7,000 teu quartet

The mid-sized containership sector orderbook, almost starved of any newbuilds nine months ago, is beginning to look lengthy.

Taiwan’s TS Lines is the latest carrier to put pen to paper for 7,000 teu class ships, signing yesterday for four ships with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding. The four 272.5 m long ships will deliver in 2024.

Alphaliner lists TS Lines with nearly 90,000 slots, ranking 21st in its list of the world’s largest carriers.

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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