来源：American Shipper 2018-03-01
翻译：国际海事信息网 姜文杰 张运鸿
Seaspan: Second-hand containerships may be more attractive than newbuilds
Bing Chen, the new chief executive officer of the containership lessor Seaspan Corp., which in the past, has primarily invested in new ships that it charters to liner companies, says with demand for new ships reduced and many ships coming off long-term charters, there may be more opportunities for his company in the second-hand market.
New containership prices have fallen sharply, but “the containership order book as a percentage of the global fleet has been on a decline for the last few years,” Chen noted. He said that may be ultimately a good thing for the industry because it will lead to a better balance between ship supply and demand.
Seaspan expects to find new ship chartering opportunities over time. He said he believes "the current dynamics present more attractive growth in second-hand vessels."
As an example, he pointed to a deal announced Feb. 5 where it acquired two 2006-built 2,500-TEU geared feeder ships and chartered them to Maersk for four years, with an option for Maersk to extend the charter for two additional years at a higher rate.
Seaspan is the largest containership lessor with a 112-ship fleet - 94 ships that it owns and 18 ships that it manages for other companies.