CMA CGM in for Chinese feeder trio of newbuilds

France’s CMA CGM continues its busy year with a ship order in China. Clarksons Research is reporting that the Marseille-headquartered line has gone to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding to order a trio of feederships. No price has been given for the 2,200 teu ships which will deliver towards the end of 2019 and into 2020, although Splash understands the units are coming in at $29m per unit. Each ship will come equipped with three 50 ton cranes and 600 reefer plugs.

The order will take CMA CGM just 5,000 slots short of having a 2.5m teu fleet.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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