CMA CGM signs a landmark contracts for 16 Large Container Ships with CSSC


French Shipping Company CMA CGM has reportedly signed a record contract of 3 billion USD with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) to construct and deliver 16 Ultra-large Container Ships.

The contract signed between China State Shipbuilding Corporation and CMA CGM Group, marked the largest single contract by value that a China's shipbuilder has ever received. A total of 12 methanol-powered dual-fuel container ships with a capacity of 15,000 TEUs and four 23,000-TEU LNG dual-fuel vessels are involved in the deals.

The 15,000 TEU ships will be built by Jiangnan Shipbuilding and Dalian Shipbuilding, both part of CSSC. They will measure 366-meters in length with a beam of 51 meters.

The 23,000 TEU ships will be built by CSSC shipyards and will measure 399.9-meters in length with a beam of 61.3 meters. The series of ships are believed to be the first in China built with dual-fuel methanol capability as reported in the media.


Note: captioned image is for illustration purpose only. Image source - CMA CGM website.

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