Chinese manufacturer China International Marine Containers (CIMC) recently confirmed a new order from international shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) for ten 11,500 TEU liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel container ships, according to China-based news agencies on Friday (17 February).
According to CIMC, Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard, in which CIMC Leasing (Xinde) Co., Ltd is a shareholder, will build the container ships.
The boxships are expected to be delivered by 2026. The series of container ships will be developed and designed by Offshore Engineering Design & Research Institute of CIMC (ORIC) (CIMC ORIC).
The ships will each have a total length of 335 metres, width of 45.6 metres, depth of 25 metres, a design draft of 12.5 metres, and a design speed of 20 knots.
Each will be equipped with the largest C-type LNG fuel storage tank of its class. The ships will be capable of running on both LNG and traditional fuel to complete a single round trip from China to Europe or China to the US.
Compared with the existing ships of the same type, the series of container ships can save about 5% of fuel. The 10 ships will be classified by classification societies DNV, Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Bureau Veritas (BV).
According to Yin Xunbin, general manager of CIMC ORIC, the ships will not only adopt dual power propulsion capabilities of using LNG and traditional fuel oil, but also be ammonia-ready.
Disclaimer: The above article published by Manifold Times was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent. While considerable efforts have been taken to verify its accuracy through a professional translator and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty is made regarding the accuracy, completeness and reliability of any information.
Photo credit: MSC
Published: 23 February, 2023
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