CMA CGM has placed an order with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) for the construction of 22 containerships. Six vessels will have a 15,000 TEU capacity, will run on Liquefied Natural Gas and will be built by Jiagnan Shipyard.
A further six boxships will have a 13,000 TEU capacity and will be built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding.
The remaining ten 5,500 TEU ships will run on fuel with a sulphur content of less than 0.5% and built by Beichuan Heavy Industry.
This is the largest containership order to be secured by the Chinese shipbuilding group. The new vessels will be delivered in 2023 and 2024.
Translation by Giles Foster