The company placed an order for a total of six ultra large boxships on Monday, March 2nd. The other two vessels are to be constructed at the Imabari shipyard in Japan.
The six vessels are scheduled for launching and delivery in 2017, and are going to serve the purposes of the Asia-Europe service.
“These container ships are the largest ever to be contracted. Their innovative design is going to incorporate all the latest technology regarding operational as well as environmental performance. We are most delighted with the trust that the MOL placed in LR in order to help make sure that all safety- and performance-related aspects of these important vessels are up to standard,” commented Luis Benito, LR’s Marine Marketing Director.
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