According to the Wall Street Journal, Maersk Line is currently in negotiations with Jiangnan Shipyard regarding a contact for five feeder ships. The contract includes the option of another five. The ships will cost approximately 25 million dollars a piece and will have a capacity of 2.200 TEU each.
Last week, Tradewinds reported that Maersk were negotiating a deal regarding five feeder ships, but according to the Wall Street Journal the ship order is twice the size of what was earlier assumed.
On October 1, Maersk Line’s three interregional feeder shipping companies MCC, Sealand, and Seago Line joined forces and are now under one name: Sealand – A Maersk Company.
Other container shipping companies have shown interest in acquiring more feeder ships.