The chartered vessels include three new 11,000-TEU vessels, which have been fixed for 6-12 months at US$18,000 per day. The carrier has also taken the 10,114 TEU duo Express Rome (formerly Hanjin Italy) and Express Athens (formerly Hanjin Greece) from Danaos Shipping, for a period of 4-12 months at $13,000 per day.
In addition, it has fixed another 10,000 TEU box ship, the Seaspan Elbe, and also fixed the 8,533 TEU Lloyd Parsifal, which it has taken for 2-7 months at $8,300 a day, and the 8,189 TEU Seamax Greenwich which it chartered for 3-7 months at $8,950, reported Singapore's Splash 24/7.
Alphaliner said OOCL had been "instrumental" in the recovery seen in charter rates in the very large containership sector.
The shipping line is also set to take a series of 21,000 TEU ships this year.