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Zhonggu Logistics set to order 12 boxships

Chinese domestic container shipping major Zhonggu Logistics has announced a plan to choose a domestic shipyard for the construction of twelve 4,6000 teu ships.

The contract will also have options to add another six ships of the same type to the order. Total value of the contracts will be around RMB4.5bn ($695m).

The vessels are expected to be delivered in the next 2-4 years and will be deployed for domestic coastal shipping services.

The company said it will start negotiations with relevant parties for the order soon.

Alphaliner data shows Zhonggu Logistics operates a fleet of 116 ships with total capacity of 171,459 teu, making it the largest domestic containerline in China.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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