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Maersk confirms order for up to ten feeder boxships at Jiangnan Shipyard

Danish shipping line Maersk has officially signed shipbuilding contracts for the construction of up to ten 2,200 teu containerships at CSSC’s Jiangnan Shipyard.

The contract includes a firm order for five ships and options for another five ships.

The vessels, which will be classified by CCS, are ordered through a financial leasing arrangement with ICBC Leasing.

Maersk will deploy the ships in the Asia market upon delivery in 2020 and 2021.

Maersk is the largest containerline in the world, operating a fleet of more than 700 containerships, accounting for nearly 18% of the global market. The company is expected to take delivery of two 15,000 teu containerships from Hyundai Heavy this year.

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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