Taiwan’s Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp and Shoei Kisen Kaisha of Japan have signed further charter agreements for four 11,000 teu containerships yesterday. The four new vessels – to be built by Shoei Kisen’s sister firm, Imabari Shipbuilding – will be delivered in the first three quarters of 2022.
Yang Ming had ordered another ten 11,000 teu newbuildings through long-term charter agreements with owners Costamare and Shoei Kisen in the past nine months.
“These eco-type newbuildings with modern designs will gradually replace some of Yang Ming’s high-cost, older ships,” Yang Ming stated in a release.
Yang Ming, part of THE Alliance, currently stands as the world’s eighth largest liner with 682,318 slots, according to data from Alphaliner.