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Oldest containership sent for scrap

Matson has finally sent the 48 year old container/roro ship MATSONIA for scrap. The ship was towed for her final journey on 21 December 2021 from its lay up location in Oakland to Brownsville in Texas where she will be scrapped. MATSONIA is to be towed for its final journey from Oakland to BrownsvilleThe MATSONIA was delivered on 11 December 1973 by Sun Shipbuilding in Chester to Matson. It was the fifth RORO trailership of the Ponce de Leon class built by Sun Shipbuilding and has remained und

Zim

ZIM returns to Samsung for its largest new ship order

Seaspan has ordered ten 15,000 teu containerships that will run on LNG fuel, with a 12 year charter arrangement to ZIM

Asia-Europe

CUL launch China-Europe and China-South America service

First new entrant on the Asia-North Europe route since 2004.

Asia-Europe

More MPP ships on Asia-Europe run

Although spot freight rates to North Europe have declined from their peak in January 2021, various carriers are adding ad-hoc sailings on this route using MPP tonnage

Companies

Singamas may turnaround on the record demand, we estimate

Singamas may deliver over $90m in 2021, equivalent to half of its current market capitalization.

Ships

Containership deliveries in January 2021

The geared 2,750 teu SUVA CHIEF and the 1,276 teu DEL MONTE VALIANT are the first containerships delivered in 2021. The geared 2,750 teu SUVA CHIEF and 1,276 teu DEL MONTE VALIANT are the first containerships delivered in 2021 by the Huangpu Wenchong shipyard on 4 January

Asia-Europe

DSV launches China-Denmark extra loader service

Record high rates have pushed freight forwarder DSV to mount its first self operated sailing on the Asia-Europe route using chartered MPP ships.

Newbuildings

Containership deliveries in December 2020

17 ships were delivered in December in a strong finish to the year, including 2 more LNG powered ULCS for CMA CGM and a pair of F-type neo-panamax VLCS for Evergreen. List of containerships delivered in December 2020EVER FOREVER and EVER FAR are the 6th and 7th unit of Evergreen's F-type ships. A total of 20 ships are due, 8 from Samsung and 12 from Imabari.CMA CGM SCANDOLA is the second unit of EP Shipping's LNG powered 14,812 teu ships chartered to CMA CGMWAN HAI 323 and WAN HAI 325 were deli

Newbuildings

Containership deliveries in November 2020

14 ships were delivered, led by the 3rd unit of CMA CGM's LNG-powered ULCS. List of containerships delivered in November 2020CMA CGM PALAIS ROYALHUI DA 9 is part of an original order of 14 ships of 2,444 teu ordered by Quanzhou Ansheng at Xiamen Shipyard and Taizhou Sanfu. The last 5 units were abandoned by the financially troubled Ansheng and taken over by various owners.The 653 teu XIANG SHUI YUN 26 is China's first domestic dual-fuel (LNG/diesel) containership. It is operated by Hunan Ocean

Ships

Containership deliveries in October 2020

12 new ships were delivered in October, lead by the 23,112 teu CMA CGM CHAMPS ELYSEE, the second unit of CMA CGM's series of 9 LNG powered ultra-large containerships. List of containerships delivered in October 2020Jiangnan Shipyard delivered the second 23,112 teu LNG powered CMA CGM CHAMPS ELYSEESThe EVER FORTUNE is the 5th unit in Evergreen's F-class series, of which eight are built by Samsung HI and a further 12 will be built by ImabariThe 3,055 teu WAN HAI 322 is the second unit of a serie

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