Hanjin’s shipyard at Subic Bay in the Philippines has bagged three orders for container ships from an undisclosed European owner for delivery in the second half of 2015.
While neither the orders themselves nor the identity of the owner have been announced officially, Technomar is believed to be behind the deal. The Greek shipowner had signed firm orders for two 6,900 teu vessels at Hanjin Philippines in February, with at least two options attached to the contract.
These two firmly-ordered Technomar ships are scheduled for delivery in January and March of 2015, respectively. They are compact units with a length overall of about 270m and a wide beam of 42.80m, or 17 rows, The vessels will be powered by an ultra-long-stroke MAN B&W main engine of the manufacturer’s G-series .
The three additional units meanwhile are believed to be larger and it appears that Technomar has renegotiated its 6,700 teu original ship options into firm orders for 9,000 teu vessels. Technomar would therewith join CCNI, NSC and Costamare, who all signed 9,000 teu container ships at Hanjin Philippines.
Further to these, the Greek shipowner Embiricos and its management company International Maritime Enterprises have reportedly renegotiated orders for two 6,700 teu units at the yard into ships of 9,000 teu. This alleged move however, has not been confirmed so far.