Container shipping giant Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has officially signed a contract with CSSC-affiliated Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding for the installation of scrubbers on 29 ships.
The 29 ships are made up of eight 19,000 teu ships, six 16,000 teu ships, eight 14,000 teu ships and seven 13,000 teu ships.
The installation work for the first ship will start in June 2019.
MSC signed a framework agreement with French bank BNP Paribas and China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation in August for the financing of the scrubber conversion project for its fleet. The company planned to choose a number of Chinese yards for the project.
MSC is the world’s second largest container shipping line, operating a fleet of around 200 containerships.