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CIMC confirms MSC’s order for 10 LNG-fuelled boxships

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China International Marine Containers (CIMC) has revealed more details for 10 LNG dual-fuelled containerships ordered by MSC at China’s Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard.

The ten 11,500 teu containerships, designed by CIMC Ocean Engineering Design and Research Institute (CIMC ORIC), a subsidiary of CIMC which is dedicated to research on ship design and marine equipment, are due for delivery between 2025 and 2026.

Having a length of 335 meters and a width of 45.6 meters, the vessels will be equipped with type C LNG fuel tank, enabling the vessels to complete single round trip between China and Europe or America. 

The vessels are adopting LNG and traditional fuel propulsion system with ammonia-ready design, which can realize zero-carbon emission in the near future, said Yin Xunbin, general manager of CIMC ORIC.

Classification societies for the 10 vessels are DNV, LR and BV.