CMA CGM Orders Six LNG-Powered 7,600 TEU Ships From Samsung Heavy

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.

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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.

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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.

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