Shipyards receive another order for ultra-large container ships

A Chinese company has just ordered four ships of 24,000 teu, which will likely be chartered to MSC, writes Alphaliner. This comes at a time when Hapag-Lloyd and ONE have also announced new mega-ships.

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Yet another order for new mega-ships for the container sector has hit the major shipyards.

Just as Hapag-Lloyd and ONE both plan to add new mega-ships to their fleets in the coming years, Shanghai-based leasing firm Bank of Communications Financial Leasing, or Bocomm, has now also ordered four new ships of 24,000 teu apiece.

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