Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has reportedly placed an order at China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) for thirteen 16,000 teu container vessels, valued in excess of Y10bn ($1.52bn).
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.
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 entire series will be delivered in 2023 and 2024, according to local news in China.
“The successful acquisition of this order has allowed the Chinese-made independent brand to make another brilliant appearance in the international market,” CSSC said.
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