HONG Kong’s Seaspan Corporation, now a unit of Hong Kong’s New York-listed Atlas Corp, has announced that it has entered into agreements with a major shipyard to construct four 7,700-TEU dual-fuel liquefied natural gas containerships.
The vessels are to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of 2024, and will enter into long-term charters with a leading global liner customer upon completion. The charters include purchase obligations at the conclusion of the charter terms, and will contribute approximately $0.95 billion of gross contracted cash flow.
The vessels are to be financed through existing liquidity, cash flow from operations, and additional borrowings. The transaction remains subject to certain closing conditions.
Atlas is an asset management company, differentiated by its position as a best-in-class owner and operator with a focus on disciplined capital deployment to create sustainable shareholder value.
Seaspan is the largest global containership lessor, primarily focused on long-term, fixed-rate leases with the world’s largest container shipping liners. As at March 31, 2022, Seaspan’s operating fleet consisted of 132 vessels with a total capacity of 1,147,980 TEU, and an additional 67 vessels under construction, excluding those announced today, increasing total fleet capacity to 1,959,380 TEU, on a fully delivered basis.
Source : shippingazette