Norway's SinOceanic Shipping ASA facilitates newbuilding orders for 10 x 8,800 TEU containerships at Jinhai Heavy Industries.
On behalf of foreign interests, SinOceanic Shipping ASA says it has entered into a contract with Jinhai Heavy Industries, China, to build 10 x 8800 TEU state-of-the art super eco containerships for delivery from mid 2015. Upon delivery, all vessels will enter into long term, fixed charter parties.
The vessels will be built to meet the latest IMO CSS Code for container vessels, where keels are laid on or after 1 January 2015.
The total transaction, consisting of the combined value of the vessels and the charter parties, has a total gross value of approximately USD 2.4 billion.
SinOceanic Shipping ASA will provide management services during the building process and after delivery of the vessels. The company will receive a customary annual management fee for the services rendered.
SinOceanic is organized as a Norwegian Public Limited Company and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. It monitors developments in all shipping markets, with particular focus on the container shipping, dry bulk and tanker shipping markets. The container shipping market is viewed as the most interesting market to invest in at the moment, as values are expected to improve in the medium and long term, and medium and long term charter parties are available.