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NOL orders new ships

Singapore container shipping group Neptune Orient Line (NOL) announced it is investing in new ships to meet future growth needs

NOL orders new ships

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The 12 new vessels include 10 ships of 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to be constructed by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, as well as two 9,200-TEU ships to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, the report said.

The ships are scheduled for delivery in 2013 and 2014.

NOL added that it is investing in new, larger vessels to reduce unit capital and operating costs, meet future growth needs as well as replace older and smaller chartered vessels that will be returned to their owners.

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