X-Press Feeders orders six feeder vessels at Zhoushan Changhong

Singapore’s X-Press Feeders has approached China’s Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard to build six new 2,700-teu feeder vessels.

Each of the environmentally-friendly feeders, to be classed by DNV GL, will be capable of carrying 600 refrigerated containers.

China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s (CSSC) 708th research institute Maric will design the vessels with a focus on energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.

The hull of the vessels will be optimised to reduce bunker fuel consumption and the vessels will also satisfy the EEDI phase 3 requirements needed from 2025.

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Posted 14 November 2018

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Lee Hong Liang

Asia Correspondent

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