Marine cargo flow solutions provider MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a hatch cover order for twelve 3,055 TEU containerships.
Ordered in June this year, the vessels will be built by Japan Marine United’s (JMU) joint venture with Imabari Shipbuilding, Nihon Shipyard, for Taiwanese shipping company Wan Hai Lines.
The newbuilds are scheduled to start delivery in late July 2023.
Recently Wan Hai Lines took control of the sixth and seventh vessels in the series of 2,038 TEU containerships. The vessel’s design is from SDARI.
According to MacGregor, scope of supply includes design & key components, fabrication, and delivery of hatch covers to JMU. Deliveries are planned to commence during the fourth quarter of 2022 and be completed during the first quarter of 2024.
In early October, Wan Hai Lines ranked fourth in the order of 42 ships, with a total capacity of 253,400 TEU, accounting for 60.4% of its existing fleet. Wan Hai Lines is conducting a fleet renewal plan to meet growing market demand and increase efficiency.
”We have been collaborating with JMU for many years on bulk and container segments and we are very pleased to deliver hatch covers to the new containerships that will be built by JMU, and continue to support Wan Hai Lines in this long series which now comprises 32 vessels in total,” Magnus Sjöberg, Senior Vice President, Merchant Solutions Division, MacGregor, commented.