Kuwaiti shipping company wants Triple-E’s

The Kuwaiti shipping company United Arab Shipping Co. has begun negotiations with different shipyards on newbuildings of containerships up to 18,000 teu. That is mega ships similar in size to Maersk Line’s Triple-E ships, Lloyd’s List reports.

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Many of the world’s major shipping companies are taking delivery of gigantic container ships and now, the Kuwaiti carrier United Arab Shipping Co. has announced its intentions to become the first carrier to build ships similar in size to Maersk Line’s Triple-E ships.

According to Lloyd’s List, the company has begun examining which shipyards will take on orders of container ships of as much as 18,000 teu. The negotiations have only just begun and a decision is not expected until the second quarter of 2013.

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