Container ship owner-charterer Seaspan has taken delivery of the seventh in a series of eight ships with capacities of 13,100 20-foot-equivalent units for charter to Cosco Container Lines.
The new ship, the Cosco Hope, was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. The ship is Seaspan’s third delivery in 2012 and expands the company’s operating fleet to 68 vessels.
The Cosco Hope is on charter to Cosco under a 12-year, fixed-rate time charter. The ship is the seventh of eight 13,100-TEU sister ships and the 17th of 18 vessels to be chartered by Seaspan to Cosco.