China Chamber of Commerce (CSSC) announced, on 7th April, that it signed an agreement with CMA CGM to build 16 large container ships.
n particular, they will build 12- 15,000teu methanol dual-fuel powered large container ships 4-23,000teu LNG dual-fuel powered ULCC in a record deal worth around $3.06bn.
The order for the methanol dual-fuel ships has been spread between Jiangnan Shipyard and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC), while Hudong-Zhonghua will build the 23,000 teu units.
According to the announcement, it is the first time for CSSC to undertake a batch order for methanol fuelled container ships.
As explained, CSSC has bought more than 70 green container ships from CMA CGM over the past 10 years.
During #Macron‘s visit, China shipbuilding giant #CSSC & France’s CMA CGM signed an agreement to build 16 large container ships, namely,
12- 15,000teu methanol dual-fuel powered large container ships
4-23,000teu LNG dual-fuel powered ULCC
In total €2.8 bln+, a new record.🚢🇨🇳🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/Q9Mi6ndsYz
— China Chamber of Commerce to the EU (CCCEU) 欧盟中国商会 (@CCCEUofficial) April 7, 2023