Tsuneishi Group (ZHOUSHAN) Shipbuilding has received newbuild orders this week for four 1,020 TEU containerships from the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co. (SIPG), a major state-owned company in China.
SIPG is active in port operations such as cargo handling and logistics at the Shanghai Port, and this is the first time that Tsuneishi Shipbuilding and TZS have received orders for new ship construction from a Chinese state-owned company.
Two of the ships are scheduled for completion in 2016, while the other two in 2017.
|Type||1020TEU type container carrier|
|Length × Breadth × Depth||Abt. 143 meters × 22.60 meters × 11.30 meters|
|Deadweight||Abt. 12,000 mt (metric tons)|
|Gross tonnage||Less than 10,000 tons|
|Main engine||MAN B&W diesel engine 6S50ME-B8.3|
|Service speed||18 knots|
|Shipyard||Tsuneishi Group (ZHOUSHAN) Shipbuilding Inc|
These four newly ordered vessels will be operated by Shanghai Haihua Shipping Co., Ltd. (HASCO), a member of the SIPG Group.
HASCO is a China state-owned shipping company that handles regular container transport on shipping routes between China and Japan and between China and Southeast Asia.