Seaspan looking at ordering LNG powered boxships in China

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Seaspan has expressed its intention to collaborate with China’s Hudong-Zhonghua to construct LNG dual-fuel container vessels, according to industry insiders. The agreement entails the construction of 10 LNG-powered vessels with a capacity of 13,000 TEU each. Seaspan plans to charter these vessels, similar to its previous orders for LNG-powered ships from shipyards in China and South Korea. The timeline for finalizing the shipbuilding deal remains uncertain. Hudong-Zhonghua is currently fulfilling an order for six 13,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel container ships for CMA CGM. These vessels, equipped with GTT’s Mark III containment system and WinGD’s dual-fuel propulsion, feature LNG tanks with a capacity of 14,000 cbm. Seaspan’s fleet expansion strategy includes the procurement of LNG-powered container ships, with previous orders placed in South Korea and China. In addition to container vessels, Seaspan recently ventured into the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) segment by partnering with Hyundai Glovis to order six LNG dual-fuel PCTCs from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS).

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