On Thursday in Beijing, the Chinese State Shipbuilding Corp. (CSSC) and the French shipping company CMA CGM agreed to purchase 16 container ships for a total of 21 billion yuan ($3.06 billion), as reported by CGTN.
Largest single order
According to the China Shipbuilding Trade Co., Ltd. (CSTC) under the CSSC, the sale set the record for the largest single order involving the Chinese shipbuilding industry.
The ship order is for the construction of 12 dual-fuel methanol-powered container ships with a carrying capacity of 15,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and four LNG-powered container ships with a carrying capacity of 23,000 TEU.
First LNG-powered container ship
The 366-meter-long, 51-meter-wide, methanol-powered container ships will be able to carry 156,000 tonnes of cargo. According to the CSTC, these ships will be constructed by the CSSC’s two sub-branches in the cities of Dalian and Shanghai Municipality in east and northeast China, respectively.
The 220,000 tonnes of cargo will be transported by the LNG-powered ships, which have a length of 399.9 metres and a breadth of 61.3 metres.
According to the CSTC, almost 70 high-value added boats driven by green fuel have been ordered by CMA CGM from the CSSC in the last ten years, including the first LNG-powered 23,000 TEU container ship.
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