NYK will charter another four vessels with capacities of 13,000 20-foot equivalent units from OOCL under a new agreement between partners in the Grand Alliance service network.
This is part of the carriers’ plan to deploy 10 ships of this size on the global Grand Alliance network, which also includes Hapag-Lloyd.
To obtain the new ships for charter to NYK, OOCL exercised its option to order an additional four 13,000 TEU vessels on top of the six 13,000-TEU vessels it ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries in March.
Out of the 10 13,000-TEU ships it has ordered, OOCL will charter four to NYK for three years. The first charter ship will be delivered to NYK in 2013.
Both carriers plan to deploy these 10 ships within the Grand Alliance service network to allow for a service upgrade.