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Seaspan orders five 12,200-TEU boxships backed by 18-year charters

CONTAINERSHIP owner Seaspan has ordered five 12,200-TEU containerships on the back of 18 years charter worth approximately US$910 million in contracted cash flows

09 December 2020 - 19:00
CONTAINERSHIP owner Seaspan has ordered five 12,200-TEU containerships on the back of 18 years charter worth approximately US$910 million in contracted cash flows.

Seaspan did not disclose the shipyard or the delivery schedule of the vessels.



Upon completion and delivery, all five ships will start long term charters with a global liner company, and are subject to vessel purchase obligations at the end of the charters, reports Seatrade Maritime News, Colchester, UK.



'Executing a discreet newbuild opportunity to fulfil customer needs and achieve targeted returns is a win-win result. Together, with our valuable customer, we were able to develop mutually beneficial business solutions while adding high value vessels to our fleet and expanding our contracted revenue base,' commented Bing Chen, chairman, president and CEO of Seaspan.



The newbuild vessels will be financed from borrowings as well as cash on hand.



As at December 7, 2020, Seaspan's fleet consists of 127 containerships, representing total capacity of approximately 1,073,000 TEU with $4.1 billion of contracted revenue.


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