Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) places an order at China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) for vessels worth $1.56bn, says an article on Splash247
Order for 13 vessels signed up
A report from shipbrokers Braemar ACM said MSC signed up for 13 vessels at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC) and Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) with a price tag of $120m each.
Single largest containership order
The deal, described as the single largest containership order accepted by state-run CSSC, will see the company’s subsidiaries DSIC and GSI build seven and six scrubber-fitted vessels respectively.
The 366 m long vessels, designed by CSSC 708 Institute, will be LNG-ready.
“The successful acquisition of this order has allowed the Chinese-made independent brand to make another brilliant appearance in the international market,” CSSC said.
CSSC has also recently been confirmed as Seaspan’s shipbuilder of choice for six 15,500 teu scrubber-fitted box ships, scheduled to start delivering in the second half of 2023.
MSC company has the second-largest containership orderbook in the world after Taiwan’s Evergreen.
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