CMA CGM orders four small boxships at Cosco

CMA CGM has ordered four 3,300-teu containerships from Cosco (Zhoushan) Shipyard in China for an undisclosed price.

The four vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2018 between March 31 and August 31, according to a filing today.

According to shipping databases, the French container line has five other small boxships on order at Chinese yards, all for delivery this year.

Two 1,700-teu vessels are under construction at Zhejiang Ouhua and three 2,500-teu ships are being built at Jinhai Heavy Industry in Zhoushan.

CMA CGM’s orderbook is dominated by supersized containerships, with six 14,000-teu and three 20,600-teu vessels scheduled for delivery from Far Eastern yards in 2017 and 2018.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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