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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
DNV GL Awards Approval in Principle for 25,000 TEU Containership
DNV GL has awarded China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding an Approval in Principle for the design of a 25,000 TEU LNG-powered containership which would be the largest in the world. The international...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Samsung Heavy Industries to Build the World Largest Containerships for Evergreen
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries will build six of the world’s biggest containerships for Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine Corporation in a deal worth $920 million. SHI says the...
Monday, June 10, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
MAN Hired for World’s First Megaship Conversion to LNG Fuel
MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract for the conversion of a 15,000 TEU container vessel to dual-fuel LNG operation. The container vessel MV SAJIR is owned by Hapag-Lloyd, one...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Carriers Show Reduced Appetite for Megaship Orders, Drewry Says
By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – A “reduced appetite” for ordering ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) and carriers instead aspiring to become global logistics integrators could finally balance container capacity supply with...
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Slowing Growth and More New ULCVs Widen Container Supply and Demand Gap
By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Sluggish growth, combined with the delivery of more ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) in the past month, has widened the gap between supply and demand....
Thursday, September 6, 2018
DNV GL, DSIC Agree to Develop LNG-Fuelled, 23,000 TUE Ultra Large Containership
Classification society DNV GL and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC), China’s largest shipbuilder, have signed an agreement to develop a 23,000 TEU, LNG-fueled containership. The joint development project (JDP), which...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Maersk Containership Loads World Record 19,038 TEUs in Malaysia
With a load of 19,038 TEU, the Maersk Line ultra-large containership Mumbai Maersk has set a new world record for the largest load ever carried by containership. The accomplishment marked...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
MAN Diesel & Turbo to Supply Engines for MSC’s Record-Breaking Megaships
Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo says it has won the order to provide both main and auxiliary engines for Mediterranean Shipping Company’s eleven record-breaking 22,000 containerships. Construction of the ships...
Friday, January 26, 2018
CMA CGM Takes Delivery of New Flagship, the 20,600 TEU CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery.
French shipping giant CMA CGM has taken delivery of its new flagship, the 20,600 TEU capacity CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery. The vessel is now biggest containership flying the...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Carriers Beginning to Postpone ULCV Deliveries Amid Overcapacity and Softer Demand
By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Where contracts allow, ocean carriers are starting to postpone deliveries of new ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) in the face of the return of the...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
MSC and CMA CGM to Upgrade 21 Existing Containerships into ULCVs
By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The ‘jumbo-isation’ of containerships is back in fashion, with MSC and CMA CGM reportedly planning to upgrade 21 14,000 teu vessels to ultra-large container...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Shell Marine Wins Major Marine Lube Contract from COSCO Shipping
Shell Marine has secured a major contract to supply the marine lubricants for seven of COSCO Shipping’s upcoming 20,000 TEU Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs). The contract is the biggest marine...
Monday, December 4, 2017
CMA CGM Lines Up LNG Fuel Supply for Gas-Powered Megaships
CMA CGM has reached an agreement with French energy company Total on the supply of LNG fuel for the shipping company’s nine record-setting newbuildings to be powered by natural gas....
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Yang Ming Said to Be Set to Order Mega-Containerships
By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Less than a week after Taiwanese container line Yang Ming reported its first net profit in 10 quarters, media today reported that the carrier...
Monday, November 13, 2017
WinGD Engines to Power CMA CGM’s Record-Setting, LNG-Fueled ‘Mega’ Containerships
With the cat now out of the bag on CMA CGM’s plan to use cleaner-burning liquefied natural gas to power its nine record-setting 22,000 “mega” containerships, we’re now learning more...
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