Japan’s NYK Line, K Line and MOL liner shipping joint venture, Ocean Network Express (ONE), is tipped to join the push for ultra-large containership newbuildings.

Major shipyards in the Far East have been approached by ONE for up to 10 vessels of 23,000 teu, well-placed shipbuilding sources said.

“The official shipbuilding tender is not out yet,” said a shipbuilding player. “It will be soon, we think.”

Company denial

ONE denied the market speculation was accurate. "We confirm what you have heard is not true," the company said.