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Samsung wins USD 717.6mn order for LNG-dual fuelled container carriers

20 Sep 2021

South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries Co. on Thursday (16 September) reportedly said it has won an order valued at 841.2 billion won (USD 717.6 million) to construct six liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuelled container carriers.

The six container carrier newbuildings will be delivered to an identified shipper in Europe from November 2024.

To date, including the latest order, Samsung Heavy Industries has secured a total of USD 7.8 billion orderbook for 60 vessels; it has achieved 86 % of its yearly target of USD 9.1 billion for this year.

Of the 60 vessels ordered within the year, 48% or 29 are eco-friendly ships, it states.

“Samsung Heavy Industries will keep up efforts to strengthen its product competitiveness,” says a company official.

 

Photo credit: Scott Graham from Unsplash
Published: 20 September, 2021

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