Delphis, the container arm of the Saverys family-controlled CMB, has returned to Qingdao Yangfan Shipyard, taking out options for four more ice-classed 5,890 teu containerships.
The vessels are scheduled for delivery before 2025. Last November, Delphis signed for two firm plus four options of this rare MARIC-designed ship type.
Alphaliner reckoned Delphis has placed these orders speculatively, confident to fix them to a carrier well ahead of delivery.
Alphaliner also reported this week that CMA CGM is lining up a total of up to 20 orders for 6,500 teu ships at two Chinese yards, adding some backbone to what is a very sparse global orderbook for mid-sized container tonnage at present.