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Steel cut for CMA CGM’s 22,000 TEU giants

On July 26, Jiangnan Shipbuilding started the construction of CMA CGM’s 22,000 TEU boxships, which were ordered in September 2017. The ships will be 400 meters in length and 61.3 meters in width, while their engines will use LNG. The steel cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday, July 26 at Jiangnan Shipbuilding in Shanghai.

MSC mega container ships to feature 23,000 TEUs

Geneva-based shipping giant MSC is about to acquire the industry’s first 23,000 TEU container ships, under an order set in September 2017. South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries had confirmed the order of eleven mega container ships at that time, originally reported as 22,000 TEU class.

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