Shipping company China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), announced that it has ordered a total of eight new vessels from China Merchants Industry, which includes four 7,800 CEU methanol-powered dual fuel car carriers, two 82,000 dwt dry bulk carriers and two 62,000 dwt multipurpose ships.
n particular, the delivery period for the four bulk carriers will be from the second half of 2025 to the end of 2026, and the place of delivery will be the China Merchants Industry and its subordinate shipyards, and the delivery period for the four PCTCs will be the third quarter of 2026.
Furthermore, the 82,000 DWT dry bulk carriers are equipped with desulphurization towers and axle-belt generators, which will enhance the structure and quality of CMV’s Panamax fleet; the 62,000 DWT multipurpose carriers will be equipped with 150-ton cranes, and will enrich the cargo-ready capacity of CMES’s multipurpose fleet, laying a solid foundation for expanding the market.
The above methanol dual-fuel-powered car carrier will be equipped with a 60-cylinder-bore methanol internal combustion engine, which can use green methanol fuel as well as traditional diesel fuel when necessary, and will ensure the flexibility of fuel refueling for the vessel.
On March 29, 2023, CMES’s wholly-owned shipping company, entered into a Vessel Ordering Agreement with China Merchants Industry for 2 methanol dual-fuel PCTCs, and entered into a Purchaser’s Option Agreement with China Merchants Industry for 4 PCTCs, under which the buyer has the right to choose within a certain period of time whether or not to order the agreed vessels at the agreed price, which will come into effect subject to approval by the shareholders of CMES at its shareholders’ general meeting.