Pacific International Lines (PIL) is mulling an order for two LNG-fuelled, 13,000-teu container ship newbuildings that may cost at least $300m in total.

The Singaporean liner company, which underwent a major restructuring last year, is said to have approached shipyards in China for a pair of neo-panamaxes.

According to shipbuilding sources, Singapore-listed Yangzijiang Shipbuilding and state-owned Jiangnan Shipyard are among the yards contacted.