Containerships Brings Its Ordering Tally to Six

Finland-based company Containerships, recently acquired by French CMA CGM, is adding two more LNG-powered containerships to its orderbook in China.

Announcing the christening of its third and fourth LNG-powered vessels at the Wenchong Shipyard, China, the company said it had signed a preliminary agreement for the fifth and sixth LNG-fueled boxhips with the shipbuilder.

The contract was signed in the summer this year, but further details were not disclosed.

The two ships, christened in China last week, have been named M/S Containerships Finn and M/S Containerships.

As informed, due to the nascent nature of the construction of LNG-powered ships, the company has had to push the delivery dates of its newbuilding quartet.

According to the current delivery schedule, the first two LNG-powered vessels, which were christened in May this year, will be delivered to Containerships during 2018 and the last two during January – March 2019.

The first vessel, M/S Containerships Nord, is scheduled to start its last sea trials during October.

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