CMA CGM places USD3bn dual fuel container ships order
China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has received an order for 16 dual-fuel containerships from French-based liner operator, CMA CGM. The order includes 12 x 15,000 TEU containerships that will be capable of sailing on methanol, along with an order for 4 x 23,000 TEU containerships that will be equipped with dual fuel LNG engines.
The order for the 15,000 TEU containerships will be shared between Jiangnan Shipyard and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC), while Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (HZS) will construct the dual-fuel 23,000 TEU boxships. The USD3.06bn order is understood to represent the largest order for containerships in Chinese shipbuilding history.