Dalian: Tsuneishi Group (ZHOUSHAN) Shipbuilding (TZS), an overseas group company of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding announced that it has received orders for four 1,020teu containerships from the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), a major state-owned port company in China, the first time that Tsuneishi Shipbuilding and TZS have received newbuild orders from a Chinese state-owned company.
The ships will feature the latest improvements in fuel efficiency in compliance with new international regulations. Two of the ships are scheduled for completion in 2016, while the other two will be completed in 2017.
The four ships will be operated by Shanghai Haihua Shipping (HASCO), a member of the SIPG Group which mainly handles container shipping routes to Japan and Southeast Asia.
“The high energy-saving performance of this ship model not only cuts operational costs for our maritime business, it is certain to contribute to environmental protection as well. In view of the TZS’s latest shipbuilding equipment and processes and their quality control system, we feel that everyone is enthusiastic about building the vessels. And we are looking forward to their completion,” commented SIPG’s vice president Huang Xin and Hong Kong-based subsidiary’s general manager Gu Jianmin. [18/04/14]