HHI Gets CSCL's Triple-E Order

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Monday May 6, 2013

South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) says it has won China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. (CSCL)'s order for five triple-E containerships.

At 18,400 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), the ships will be even larger than the first triple-E ships ordered by Maersk Line, which have an 18,000 TEU capacity.

Like the Maersk Line ships, the CSCL vessles will be 1312 feet long.

The newly ordered ships will have electronically controlled main engines, designed to maximise fuel efficiency and reduce noise and carbon emissions, and EcoBallast seawater treatment systems, which use filtration and ultraviolet rays to clean seawater.

The ships are scheduled for delivery starting in the second half of next year.

CSCL a unit of state-run China Shipping (Group) Co., announced last month that it planned to buy the five ships at a total cost of about $700 million and that it expected them to "raise its core competitiveness."

The 20 triple-E vessels that Maersk Line has ordered are being built by HHI's fellow South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.