Seaspan Corporation (Seaspan) has signed an agreement for six 15,500 TEU modern newbuild container ships, with anticipated delivery beginning in 2023 and extending into the middle of 2024.
In a statement, Seaspan said the vessels will be scrubber-fitted and include “industry-leading emissions reduction technologies”. Upon completion the vessels will enter long-term charters with leading global liner customers, Seaspan said.
Bing Chen, Chairman, President and CEO of Seaspan, commented, “Our creative customer partnerships continue to drive best-in-class solutions for our customers and quality growth for our shareholders.
“The depth of expertise and industry-leading execution of our Atlas and Seaspan teams combine to offer our customers unmatched capabilities by providing consistently differentiated services, operational excellence and high-value win-win solutions.
“I am proud of Seaspan’s strong commitment to leading the industry by leveraging our fully integrated platform, broad scale, flexibility and determination to be the best-in-class business solution provider to our liner customers.”
Additionally, Seaspan has also acquired two 8,500 TEU scrubber-fitted vessels which will be delivered during the second quarter of 2021.
“I am extremely proud of our team’s consistent delivery of creative customer partnership in all market conditions,” Chen said.
Through our broad scale, reliable services and quality solutions, Seaspan continues to develop the win-win solution to our global liner customer to facilitate their business successes in the face of tight supply market dynamics.
“We are confident about the prospect of continued quality growth and value creation for our shareholders throughout the market cycles.”