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Author Topic: MSC and CMA CGM plan to lengthen up to 21 container ships in China  (Read 638 times)
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Holger Jaschob
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« on: February 17, 2018, 11:05:40 am »

According to our local newspaper “Nordsee-Zeitung” the shipping companies MSC and CMA CGM plan to lengthen up to 21 of their container ships in China, including "MSC Daniela" (14.028 TEU) and "CMA CGM Christophe Colomb" (13.344 TEU). According to a report by the trade journal "THB", the shipyard Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Company (BSIC) in Qingdao has already booked orders from both shipping companies. However, MSC and CMA CGM have not yet confirmed this information.

MSC therefore plans the conversion of eleven ships. CMA CGM seems to have placed an order for the conversion of five vessels with an option for a further five units. An extension of 30 meters to 396 meters is under discussion, which would increase the capacity of the ships to around 17.000 TEU. For MSC this measure is reported to affect eleven vessels of the "MSC Daniela" class. They had been delivered between 2008 and 2010 by Samsung shipyard. At CMA CGM, the "CMA CGM Christophe Colomb" delivered by the Daewoo shipyard in November 2009 and their sister ships "Laperouse", "Magellan", "Amerigo Vespucci" and "Corte Real", which were put into operation in 2010, are planned to be used for the capacity expansion.

Source: NORDSEE-Zeitung Bremerhaven
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 12:07:31 pm »

Hi Holger,


The CMA CGM Magellan is at this time in the Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard, we will see if she come back longer than bevor Smiley

Thanks for this information.


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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 01:43:37 am »

Do we know any names yet? Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 07:14:25 am »

Unfortunately no new information. I fear it will take some time until we have a new article in our newspaper. Sad
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 11:26:13 am »

Hello guys,

found some links about this case

https://theloadstar.co.uk/msc-cma-cgm-jumbo-ise-21-containerships-ulcvs/

https://www.lloydsloadinglist.com/freight-directory/adviceandinsight/MSC-goes-ahead-with-plans-to-stretch-boxships-to-expand-capacity/71002.htm#.WowEl3wiG70

http://splash247.com/qingdao-beihai-becomes-go-yard-boxship-jumboisation/

But no further info about vessel names.
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