French container transportation and shipping company, CMA CGM, has made an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for six LNG dual-fueled 7,600 TEU ships. The order is worth $717.6 million. All the ships will be supplied by November 2024, with Samsung Heavy not far from filling out its docks through to 2025.
For the first time, the CMA CGM box fleet, the world’s third-largest, has lately brought up the 3m slot mark. The Marseille-headquartered organization has paid out more on LNG dual-fueled tonnage than any other carrier.
According to UK consultants Drewry, orders for new container shipping capacity have reached a record of above 3.5m TEU so far this year, surpassing the previous high from 2007.