Seaspan increases capacity with two 8,500 TEU container ships

Seaspan increases capacity with new container ships

Seaspan Corporation (Seaspan), a subsidiary of asset management company Atlas, has taken delivery of two 8,500 TEU scrubber-fitted container ships on a “long-term charter with a global liner”.

In a statement, Seaspan’s Chairman, President, Chairman and CEO, Bing Chen said, “Our creative customer partnership, executional expertise and operational excellence continue to drive quality growth as we provide market leading solutions to our customers.

“Global liners increasingly prefer Seaspan as the partner of choice through our reliable and scalable platform and consistent delivery of best-in-class services.

“We are well positioned to continue quality growth and value creation for our shareholders through all market cycles.”

Seaspan is a leading independent owner and operator of container ships. It charters its vessels primarily on long-term, fixed-rate time charters to the world’s largest container shipping liners.

By 31 March 2021, Seaspan’s fleet consisted of 127 containerships representing total capacity of approximately 1,073,200 TEU. 

In April 2021, it signed an agreement an agreement for six 15,500 TEU newbuild container ships, with anticipated delivery beginning in 2023 and extending into the middle of 2024.

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