CMA CGM in for ten 2,000 teu ships at KSOE

French containerline CMA CGM has added to its orderbook, contracting Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for ten liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuelled 2,000 teu ships. The order is worth a total of $627m.

The vessels will be built by KSOE’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan and delivered by the second half of 2024. The latest deal will see KSOE order backlog reach $22.5bn so far this year, well over its annual order target of $14.9bn.

The Marseille-headquartered CMA CGM is the world’s third-largest carrier with around 3.1m teu capacity, according to data from Alphaliner. The company operates a fleet of 552 ships, and has 47 newbuilds on order totaling 516,187 teu.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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