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TS Lines returns SWS for container ships

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Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding has entered into shipbuilding contract with Taiwan-based TS Lines for the construction of four boxships.

The deal includes two methanol dual-fuel 14,000 teu boxships and two 7,000 teu boxships. Developed by Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, the methanol-ready containerships will significantly reduce carbon emission and operational costs.

Upon delivery, the vessels will be deployed on Transpacific or Far East - South America services. Last year, TS Lines disposed several vessels and withdrew from oceangoing routes.

To date this year, Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding has delivered 15 newbuilds, achieved 68% annual vessel delivery target.