Yangzijiang receives 24,000 TEU boxship deal for world’s largest ULCVs
Chinese shipbuilder Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group has won a contract to construct two ultra-large 24,000 TEU containerships, the largest box ships in the world and the largest containerships to be constructed by the yard.
The ships will feature streamlined hull designs, high-efficiency propellers and energy-saving technology, being designed for an unnamed owner. They will fulfill the Phase III requirements of EEDI.
The vessels will be fitted with hybrid scrubbers and operate on conventional fuels. On the back of a big deal being published by Chinese media outlets, the contract is being revealed.
Specifically, China Shipbuilding Trading Co. has reportedly ordered four 24,000 TEU ULCVs from the Chinese Bank of Communications Financial Leasing.
Hudong Zhonghua will build two units of the set, while Jiangnan Shipyard will construct the remaining two.
Of the total of nine ULCVs ordered back in 2017, French container shipping giant CMA CGM has taken delivery of four 23,000 TEU ultra large containerships.
Hudong-Zhonghua and Jiangnan Shipyard of China State Shipbuilding Corporation already have extensive experience in building complex containerships, having launched delivery of the world's largest LNG-powered boxships to CMA CGM earlier this year, beginning in September with the 23,000 TEU CMA CGM Jacques Saade.
Maritime Business World