PIL Bolsters Fleet with Two 11,800 TEU Newbuilds

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Singapore’s containership operator Pacific International Lines (PIL) Group has taken delivery of two new 11,800 TEU containerships.

The two vessels form part of a batch comprising twelve 11,8000 TEU boxships ordered by PIL from Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd. The newbuilding duo has been built at the group’s Suzhou shipyard.

The two ships have been christened Kota Pahlawan and Kota Panjang at a naming ceremony held in China.

Both have successfully completed their sea trials and set off for Singapore on October 30 and November 1 respectively. The two vessels will be deployed on the Far East – US AC5 service from the beginning of November 2017.

Port rotation: Xiamen – Nansha – Hong Kong – Yantian – Long Beach – Xiamen

According to PIL, the new ships are each fitted with 1,400 reefer plugs that can accommodate up to a maximum of 2,800 TEU of refrigerated containers onboard. They also feature an energy efficient design with an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).

 “PIL looks forward to taking delivery of its other vessels and is confident that the high-quality standards set by these two vessels will continue to be upheld,” the company said.

PIL has 118 live vessels in its fleet, one bulker of 56,700 dwt and 12 small dry ships with a total carrying capacity of 269,400 dwt. The fleet also includes 105 containerships.

Based on the data provided by VesselsValue, two ships have been earmarked for scrapping, a handy container of 1,180 TEU name Kota Wangsa and a singledecker, Selatan Datang, of 4,000 dwt. Both vessels are to be scrapped in  Bangladesh.

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