Seaspan Corporation announced today that it accepted delivery of a 10,000 TEU containership, the MOL Bravo. The new containership, which was constructed at Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. using Seaspan’s fuel-efficient SAVER design, is Seaspan’s fourth of five 10000 TEU SAVER design containerships scheduled for delivery in 2014.
The MOL Bravo will commence an eight-year, fixed-rate time charter with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (“MOL”). The ship is the first of a total of five 10000 TEU SAVER design vessels, and the seventh of a total of eleven vessels, to be chartered by Seaspan to MOL. The delivery of the MOL Bravo expands the Company’s operating fleet to 75 vessels.
Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with creative outsourcing alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services. Seaspan’s managed fleet consists of 109 containerships representing a total capacity of over 840,000 TEU, including 30 newbuilding containerships on order scheduled for delivery to Seaspan and third parties by the end of 2016. Seaspan’s current operating fleet of 75 vessels has an average age of approximately seven years and an average remaining lease period of approximately five years.