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MSC upgrades capacity of 11 mega boxships at Beihai Shipbuilding

Container shipping giant Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has commissioned CSIC-affiliated Beihai Shipbuilding Industry for the conversion of up to 11 mega containerships.

The two parties have signed a firm contract to upgrade the capacity of nine 14,000 teu vessels, and MSC will confirm the contract for another two 14,000 teu vessels in January 2018.

The conversion will increase the capacity of each vessel from 14,000 teu to 17,000 teu by expanding the length of the ships from 365.5 m to 394.4 m.

MSC currently has eleven 22,000 teu ultra large containerships under construction at South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

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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