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Zhonggu Shipping orders boxships at Shanghai Shipyard

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.

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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