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New “MTT Labuan” building sees the water under NSB supervision

Caption: The new "MTT Labuan" building

Under the construction supervision of shipping company NSB, the first container feeder newbuilding for Malaysian MTT Shipping has been launched at the Huipu shipyard in China.

MTT Shipping has ordered a series of container feeders to be built in China. The first newbuilding now has water under its keel. The NSB shipping company from Buxtehude is responsible for supervising the construction and later the technical management of the ships. [ds_preview]

Huipu builds 1,220 TEU feeder for MTT Shipping

The newbuildings from the Huipu shipyard in China have a container capacity of 1,220 TEU and a deadweight tonnage of 16,800 dwt. The “MTT Labuan” (construction no. HP2021-8) is the first ship in the series. According to NSB, it will also oversee the commissioning and sea trials in the coming weeks.

MTT Shipping has been in operation since December 2010 and is one of the leading transportation companies in Malaysia. In addition to intra-Asia transportation, the company says its portfolio also includes ship management, automotive logistics and asset management.

According to the industry service Alphaliner, MTT Shipping currently has a fleet of 14 ships with a total capacity of 15,000 TEU, which puts it in 58th place in the ranking of the largest container shipping companies. Accordingly, the order book contains 9 ships with 13,000 TEU.

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