Finnish shipping company Langh Ship Oy Ab is expanding its fleet with orders for three 1,200-TEU feeder container ships in China. The newbuildings have been ordered from the Paxocean shipyard in the Zhoushan area outside of Shanghai. Delivery of the first vessel in the series is scheduled for August 2024. The ships will be employed in container sailings in Europe.
The design has been developed by Langh Ship in collaboration with the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI). The new vessels are optimised for carrying 45-foot containers both in the holds and on deck. They will be about 150m long, 27m wide and will have a draught of 8.75m. They will be built to Finnish/Swedish ice class 1A. The newbuildings will be equipped with a two-stroke, slow-speed main engine for high fuel economy and hybrid scrubbers from Langh Ship’s sister company Langh Tech Oy Ab. The hybrid scrubber may be operated continuously in closed loop mode without time restrictions. The machinery will have readiness for Langh Tech’s carbon capture system in combination with the scrubber. The main engine can also be operated on biofuel as soon as it will become available on a larger scale. The feeder vessels will be prepared for shore power connection and a hybrid solution including batteries.
“In the European market we see a need for this type and size of container feeders,” said Ms Laura Langh- Lagerlöf, Managing Director of Langh Ship. “By optimising the hull lines we managed to maximise the cargo capacity and in the same time minimise the energy consumption, still keeping a speed of 18 knots if needed.”
Langh Ship orders 1,200-TEU container vessels