Taiwan's Wan Hai orders 12 boxships at Nihon Shipyard
At the newly formed Nihon Shipyard, Taiwanese shipping line Wan Hai Lines has announced a decision to order twelve 3,013 TEU boxships.
At Japan Marine United (JMU), the ships will be constructed and the total value of the order is $565.2m.
In 2018, Wan Hai ordered eight 3,036 TEU ships from JMU, four of which have been delivered so far. At China's Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding, the company also has 12 2,038 TEU ships on order.
In late December, Wan Hai was also an active bidder on the second-hand market, having purchased six ships in total. In the meantime, in order to satisfy rising demand, the company has also spent $109m to construct 37,000 containers.
Alphaliner data shows that Wan Hai currently operates 124 ships consisting of 69 self-owned and 55 chartered ships, with a total capacity of approximately 333,000 TEUs, making it the world's 11th largest line.
Maritime Business World