ContainersGreater China

Wan Hai in for more Japanese newbuilds

Wan Hai Lines of Taiwan is building a sizeable orderbook. The company announced yesterday it has placed an order in Japan for twelve 3,055 teu ships. The ships will deliver from Nihon Shipyard – the joint venture between Imabari and Japan Marine Inited – in the second half of 2033 and are costing $48.8m each.

In January Splash reported Wan Hai had contracted the same yard to construct twelve 3,013 teu boxships, while in March the Taiwanese carrier confirmed an order at South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries for five 13,200 teu containerships.

Once all the ships deliver, Wan Hai, the world’s 10th largest liner, will have a fleet in excess of 600,000 slots.

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.
Back to top button