TS Lines has taken delivery of the TS SHANGHAI, first of four 1,096teu ships that the carrier will receive from Kyokuyo Shipyard of Japan. Hong Kong-based TS Lines has ordered two ships of the type December 2017 and then committed to another two sister ships six months later.
While TS SHANGHAI and the next ship of the type do not feature scrubbers, the carrier’s units three and four, due in April and July 2020, are to be equipped with exhaust gas cleaning devices.
The ‘Kyokuyo 1100′ type vessels, of which eleven units have been built since 2011, are 142.00 m long with a breadth of 22.50 m.
The TS SHANGHAI started a career this week-end with a short employment on TS Lines’ Shanghai – Japan service ‘SJX-2′. She will then be re-assigned to the carrier’s Japan-Taiwan-HK-Haiphong loop ‘JTK2′ where the ship replaces chartered tonnage.