UK-based Africa Express Line (AEL) has reportedly placed an order for four conventional reefer vessels with Japan’s Kitanihon Shipbuilding.

No price is revealed for the 16,000-dwt ships which will carry 100 reefers containers on deck.

But delivery of the 630,000 cubic feet (cbf) vessels is expected to take place in 2024 and 2025, according to Alphaliner.