SHENZHEN’s China United Lines (CULines) has signed a shipbuilding contract with Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for the construction of two 2,400-TEU vessels, reports Seatrade Maritime News.
The vessels will have pre-installed digitised and intelligent ship management systems for remote monitoring and management of vessel.
The 2,400-TEUers are due for delivery in 2023 and will be deployed on intra-Asia services. It is the second newbuilding orders placed by CULines this year following four 1,900-TEUers it ordered from CSSC Huangpu Wenchong shipyard.
This year marks CULines foray into Asia-Europe trade, marking its move into the long-haul trades.
Source : seatrade-maritime