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Wan Hai Lines names latest newbuilds

  • The new vessels are part of a series of 2,038-TEU container ships for delivery in line with the carrier’s efforts to ensure continued fleet upgrade
  • WAN HAI 289 will be delivered on September 30 to join the Japan Kansai-Vietnam service
  • The company confirmed in June an order of twelve 3,055-TEU container vessels

Taiwanese carrier Wan Hai Lines Ltd. held online naming ceremonies for two newbuilds, part of a series of 2,038-twenty foot-equivalent unit (TEU)-capacity container ships for delivery in line with the company’s efforts to ensure continuous fleet upgrade.

Named virtually last September 17 were WAN HAI 289 and WAN HAI 290, the sixth and seventh vessels in the series being built by China Shipbuilding Trading Co. and Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Co., said the carrier, which specializes container shipping services within Asia.

The 2,038-TEU series is designed with a length overall of 175 meters, deadweight capacity of 23,802 meters on 10.5-meter draft, and a maximum cruising speed of 20.66 nautical miles.

The series is designed with energy efficiency and environmentally friendly aspect taken into account. Moreover, all the ships delivered are certified with “Smart Ship” notations by international well-known classification societies.

WAN HAI 289 will be delivered on September 30 at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard and will be joining the Wan Hai Lines’ Japan Kansai-Vietnam service.

Last June, the container shipping company also held naming ceremonies for WAN HAI 287 and WAN HAI 288, the fourth and fifth vessels in the same series.

It also confirmed that same month an order of twelve 3,055-TEU container vessels with Nihon Shipyard Co Ltd. / Japan Marine United Corp as part of the company’s fleet improvement plan. These new vessels will start taking delivery at the end of July 2023.

Photo from Wan Hai Lines

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