Taiwanese container shipping company Wan Hai Lines has confirmed an order for twelve 3,055 TEU container vessels from Nihon Shipyard, a joint venture between Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) and Imabari Shipbuilding.
The contract between the two parties was reportedly signed on June 28, 2021.
The newbuildings are scheduled to begin delivery by the end of July 2023.
Wan Hai Lines currently operates a fleet of 86 owned and 64 chartered vessels.
The new shipbuilding contract is part of the company’s broader fleet renewal plan, which aims to have a more efficient fleet in line with market requirements.
Almost a month ago, Wan Hai also placed an order for the construction of four 13,000 TEU containerships at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea.
The four containerships are scheduled to begin delivery in the second quarter of 2023.