CSCL Long Beach, COSCO Yingkou delivered to Seaspan
Seaspan Corp. has announced the delivery of its 28th and 29th vessels, the COSCO Yingkou and the CSCL Long Beach.
The 3,500-TEU COSCO Yingkou was constructed by Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China and was delivered more than three weeks ahead of schedule on July 5. The Yingkou is the second of 10 Seaspan vessels to be chartered to COSCO Container Lines, a subsidiary of China COSCO Holdings Co. Ltd. Publicly traded COSCO is the world’s seventh-largest liner shipping firm in terms of capacity. The Yingkou is on charter to COSCO for 12 years.
The 9,600-TEU CSCL Long Beach, built by Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries, was also delivered on July 5, nearly eight weeks ahead of its contractual delivery date. The CSCL Long Beach is chartered to China Shipping Container Lines for 12 years. This is the 14th of 22 vessels to be chartered by Seaspan to CSCL.
Seaspan maintains a fleet of 29 vessels, which it leases to ocean carriers such as COSCO, CSCL, Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co., and Hapag-Lloyd. Future orders will boost the firm's fleet to 55 vessels with additional future lease commitments from Hapag-Lloyd, CSCL, MOL, CSAV, K-Line and COSCO.