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.