Daewoo to build four containerships for Zodiac Maritime
Eyal Ofer-led Zodiac Maritime has been unveiled as the European company ordering boxships at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
Last week, the Korean yard announced an order for four containerships without specifying the purchaser's name.
In its latest weekly survey, Clarkson Research Services reveals that the buyer is Zodiac Maritime, paying $109.5 million per unit for four 15,000 TEU options at DSME. The conventionally fuelled ships will feature scrubbers and will deliver in the first half of 2023.
The boxing fleet of Zodiac Maritime is growing rapidly, but not as rapidly as at Eastern Pacific Shipping, operated by Ofer's brother, Idan.
The latest data from Alphaliner shows that in recent months, Eastern Pacific's order spate will see it leapfrog Zodiac and others in third position in the league of top non-operating container owners.
Maritime Business World