Arkas, Turkey's biggest boxship company, has sealed a deal in China for four new vessels, pushing its fleet over 100,000 slots. These 4,300 teu sister ships will be constructed at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, with a total cost of $240 million.

Expected to be ready by the first half of 2028, these ships highlight the bustling activity in Chinese shipyards.

Upon delivery, Arkas plans to deploy these new ships on fresh routes to the US and Africa. Established since 1902, Arkas currently operates 36 boxships, placing it as the 30th largest liner globally according to Alphaliner.

This marks Arkas' first new ship order since 2018, signifying its continued growth in the maritime industry.

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Serving Mediterranean and Black Sea ports with its own ships and containers since 1996, Arkas Line began its maritime business as a feeder carrier. Today, Arkas Line also operates as a liner with direct voyages to the Black Sea, North Africa, and Spain. Arkas Line, which has grown and developed rapidly by transporting goods to countries that play an important role in Turkey's trade, currently operates direct services to Spain, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Greece, Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia, as well as connecting services to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, and Belarus