World's most efficient container vessels contracted in China

By Keith Henderson at June 30, 2011 07:16
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Canadian shipping company Seaspan announced earlier this month, the signing of a contract for seven 10.000 TEU container ships, with an option for another 18 vessels, to be built by the Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group. This is the largest container vessel contract ever entered into in China. New features were developed by an international collaboration with Seaspan, the classification society DNV, MARIC and the shipyard group. Cargo capacity is increased by 10 per cent with an estimated fuel consumption reduction of 20 per cent. The ships are able to operate with a minimum amount of ballast water and emissions are reduced by approximately 20 per cent. [More]

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