Seaspan takes delivery of new containership

The following is the text of a news release from Seaspan Corp.:

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Seaspan Corp. announced Thursday that it accepted delivery of a 10,000-TEU containership, MOL Benefactor. The new containership, which was constructed at Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., is Seaspan’s ninth 10,000-TEU SAVER design containership and first delivery in 2016. This is the 18th 10,000-TEU vessel using Seaspan’s fuel-efficient SAVER design constructed at Yangzijiang.

MOL Benefactor will commence an eight-year, fixed-rate time charter with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL). The ship is the last of a total of five 10,000-TEU SAVER design vessels to be chartered by Seaspan to MOL. With this delivery, Seaspan will have nine vessels chartered to MOL. The delivery of MOL Benefactor expands the company’s operating fleet to 86 vessels.

By Professional Mariner Staff