CSC RoRo Logistics orders two car carriers at China Merchants Heavy

CSC RoRo Logistics orders two car carriers at China Merchants Heavy

CSC RoRo Logistics, the car shipping subsidiary of China Merchants, has placed an order at China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) for the construction of two 3,800 ceu car carriers.

The price for each vessel is RMB271m ($39.2m). The vessels will be deployed on the Guangzhou- Shanghai- Tianjin shipping route upon delivery in 2021.

In February, China Merchant Energy Shipping announced a plan to raise around $610m, part of which will be used to fund the construction of two roro ships, four VLCCs and two VLOCs.

China Merchants said the two new roro vessels will optimize the company’s roro vessel fleet as it will send several ageing vessels in the fleet to scrap.

CSC RoRo Logistics currently operates a fleet of 25 car carriers with total capacity of more than 30,000 ceu.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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