Shipowner Seaspan orders five 12,200 TEU containerships
Shipowner Seaspan Corporation said that to build five 12,200 TEU containerships, it has entered into purchase orders.
All five vessels will begin long-term charters with a global liner company upon completion and delivery and are subject to vessel purchase obligations at the end of the charters.
Seaspan, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Corp, reported that additional borrowings as well as cash on hand are to be used to fund the new construction vessels. Over the charter era, this deal is anticipated to add approximately $910 million in agreed cash flows.
"Combining our disciplined capital allocation, creative customer partnerships and quality growth strategies, we are excited to announce agreements for five newbuild 12,200 TEU vessels backed by long-term charter with a long-standing customer. Executing a discreet newbuild opportunity to fulfil customer needs and achieve targeted returns is a win-win result," stated Bing Chen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan.
"Together, with our valuable customer, we were able to develop mutually beneficial business solutions while adding high value vessels to our fleet and expanding our contracted revenue base. Our execution of this transaction demonstrates the innovative solutions we deliver by leveraging our scale and best-in-class fully integrated service platform," Bing Chen added.
Maritime Business World