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CSSC bags $1.5bn containership newbuilding orders

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China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has announced its largest containership contract for the construction of thirteen 16,000 teu boxships at a total cost of over CNY10bn($1.5bn).

Asia :The vessels are designed by CSSC Marine Design & Research Institute, will be in 366metres length and 51metres width, and be equipped with a scrubber-fitted WinGD main engine. Reports have linked the orders to container line MSC, although CSSC did not disclose the name of the party described as a “world leading containership owner.

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry and Guangzhou Shipyard International, two shipbuilding units under CSSC, will build seven and six containerships respectively, with expected deliveries during 2023 and 2024.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News

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