Wan Hai in for eight Japanese newbuilds

Wan Hai in for eight Japanese newbuilds

Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines has signed for eight 1,900 teu ships at Japanese yard Naikai Zosen. The ships will deliver in two years’ time.

The order had drawn many yards’ interest with Taiwan’s CSBC among a number of firms to have pitched Wan Hai for the contract.

For Naikai Zosen, the order is a coup, marking its first boxships on its orderbook since 2011.

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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