Jiangsu New Yangzijiang Shipbuilding of China has delivered the 4,253 teu COSCO ASHDOD. The panamax-beam vessel is number 18 in a series of 20 sister ships that Coscon ordered in late 2007 and early 2008 and whose deliveries have been deferred as a consequence of the economic crisis.
The ship is to phase into the CKYH alliance’s Coscon-operated Far East to USEC service ‘AW2/AWC’, where she replaces the 1994-built 3.802 teu RIVER ELEGANCE. The COSCO ASHDOD follows the COSCO IZMIR, delivered only a week ago.
Later this year, Coscon is scheduled to take delivery if the last two units of the type, the COSCO AQABA and COSCO SURABAYA.