Chinese domestic container shipping firm Zhonggu Shipping has signed shipbuilding contracts with CSSC-affiliated Shanghai Shipyard for the construction of four 2,500teu containerships with options to order two more.
The order is Shanghai Shipyard’s first ship order in 2016.
Zhonggu Shipping ordered six 2,500teu containerships at Zhoushan Wuzhou Shipbuilding in 2013, however, the shipyard only delivered one of the vessels before it went bankrupt earlier this year. Last month, Zhonggu Shipping turned to Zhoushan Changhong International to order a single 2,500teu containership.
Zhonggu Shipping completed a container shipping volume of 8.6m teu in 2015, accounting for 15% of the domestic container shipping volume in China.