CMA CGM orders 22 new vessels from CSSC

  • 14 May 2021
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The new order will add 223,000 TEU capacity to the French fleet

French shipping company CMA CGM has placed an order for 22 containerships with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). The deal is worth $2.3 billion, hence making it the largest single containership order in China’s shipbuilding history.

The order consists of three classes of vessels: 6 LNG-powered containerships with a capacity of 13,000 TEUs, 6 LNG-powered ships with a capacity of 15,000 TEUs, as well as 10 VLSFO-powered containerships with a capacity of 5,500 TEUs.

CSSC announced the construction work will be split between the company’s subsidiaries Jiangnan Shipyard, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, and Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry.

Under the agreement, the vessels will be delivered between 2023 and 2024.

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