SEASPAN Corporation has taken delivery of its first 10,000-TEU newbuilding, the Hanjin Buddha, constructed using the fuel-efficient Saver design and built by Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co.
The vessel will commence a 10-year, fixed-rate time charter with Hanjin Shipping. It is the first of three ships to be chartered by Seaspan to Hanjin, and brings the owner's operating fleet to 72, a company statement posted by Marketwire said.
CEO, co-chairman and co-founder Gerry Wang commented: "We look forward to adding another four 10,000 TEU Saver design vessels to our operating fleet during 2014, two of which will be chartered to Hanjin.
"We continue to see strong interest from liner companies in our Saver design and are committed to expanding our fleet and providing leading liner companies with state-of-the-art, fuel efficient containerships," Mr Wang said.
Source : HKSG.