Four new-build container vessel slots have been announced by asset and investment company MPC Capital, based in Hamburg, Germany.
The new 5,500 TEU vessels will feature an eco-design to enable a 40% saving of consumption in comparison with the company’s current fleet. Additionally, the ships will be ready to be converted to carbon neutral operations based on green methanol.
Due to its high efficiency, the vessels’ design has a high-profile environmental DNV notation and will be built to EEDI-Phase 3 and NOx Tier III standards.
The vessels will be built by Korean shipyard Hanjin, with the first ship scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2023.
“We are convinced that the demand for new container ships with favorable specifications, a low consumption and high environmental ranking will increase,” commented Christian Rychly, managing director, shipping, MPC Capital.
“The orderbook in this size segment is fairly low and 80% of the vessels in the water today are non-eco ships,” continued Rychly. “At the same time the positive momentum in the container market continues. Fundamental data signals a further tightening of the supply of assets and with limited yard capacity available the ordering of new ships with these non-replicable delivery positions in 2023 provides a very unique opportunity.”