Idan Ofer-controlled Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), which has 66 vessels under construction at Far East shipyards, has added a further three 7,000-teu containerships to its tally.

Shipbuilding sources said EPS has placed the newbuildings at China's New Times Shipbuilding for delivery between 2024 and 2025.

The deal lifts to seven the total number of 7,000-teu boxships booked by the company at the yard, at a total cost of $560m.