Taiwanese shipping line Yang Ming Marine Transport has officially signed shipbuilding contracts with compatriot shipyard CBSC yesterday for the construction of ten 2,800 teu containerships as part of its fleet optimisation plan.
The vessels, which will be deployed for intra-Asia services, are scheduled for deliveries between the second quarter and 2020 and the second quarter of 2021. The financial details were not disclosed.
Last month, Yang Ming entered into time charter contracts with Greek owner Costamare and Japanese owner Shoei Kisen Kaisha for a total of 10 mega containership newbuildings.
“The company will continue to strengthen its business strategies and optimise fleet to deliver better service networks. With an improving supply/demand scenario and a recovering shipping market in 2019, Yang Ming anticipates better operating performance and results in the near term,” Yang Ming said in its financial report last week.