6 new 16,000-TEUers for CMA CGM

By Vessels

The French shipping company CMA CGM is planning to add 6 new 16,000-TEU mega ships in addition to the 3 it already has in its fleet.

The South Korean ship builder Samsung has reached an agreement with CMA CGM on an order for 3 new 16,000-TEU container ship to be delivered in the mid 2015, and that order is understood to be based on a past order placed jointly with German owner Claus-Peter Offen.

The order with Claus-peter Offen. did not activated before but it has now been updated, and the new 3 container ships concerned have been upsized. Furthermore, Rodolphe Saade who is CEO of CMA CGM told that the group is looking for 3 more 16,000 TEU vessels to take the number of such ships it is going to have in service 9 in total.