Customizing up to 30 LNG-powered container ships (shipping in shipyards), with an estimated total investment of approximately US$3.4 billion. With the arrival of the sulfur restriction order, Mediterranean shipping is “prepared for rainy days” and is seizing the opportunity for current ship prices to remain low. Ready to shoot again. The world’s second largest container shipping company is preparing to lead a wave of new orders in the container ship market. glenflange
According to sources, Mediterranean Shipping is planning to build a series of container ships of different specifications, including 3+3 3500TEU container ships, 6+6 23000TEU dual-fuel container ships and 6+6 14,000TEU container ships. The new vessel will use the LNG dual-fuel propulsion system (purchase and supply of product libraries), and the new vessel will be constructed in China and South Korea shipping companies, which are expected to be delivered by 2020.
According to sources, Mediterranean Shipping will build 3+3 3,500TEU Panamax container vessels at its Chinese shipyard for operation in the Baltic Sea. The new ship will have the ice-grade symbol, and each cost may be about 45 million US dollars. At present, the specific Chinese shipyard has not yet been identified, and Huangpu Wenchong is the most likely. If this order is successfully finalized, Mediterranean Shipping will be one of the first major shipping companies to order 3,500TEU dual-fuel container ships. welding overlay flange
According to industry insiders, Whampoa Wenchong is one of the few shipyards with experience in the design and construction of LNG power feeder container ships. According to the understanding of the International Shipping Network, Huangpu Wenchong is the shipyard with the largest number of orders held by domestic feeder line vessels. In addition, Huangpu Wenchong had received 4+2+2 1400TEU dual-fuel container ships from Finnish Containerships in 2016. The construction experience of dual-fuel container ships is also the biggest advantage of Huangpu Wenchong. The Mediterranean shipping industry did not choose the Korean shipyard to order these 3,500 TEU container ships. The main reason is that these Korean shipyards currently do not have relevant ship designs, and the delivery berths are relatively limited.
At the same time, Mediterranean Shipping will also build 6+6 23,000TEU dual fuel container ships at the Korean shipyard. In addition, Mediterranean Shipping also inquires about the same number of orders for 14,000 TEU container ships, which are scheduled to be delivered from 2020 to 2021. pipe fittings
Unlike previous plans to install waste gas scrubbers, MSC is also preparing to move closer to Maersk Line, the world's largest company, to use LNG power solutions. In the third quarter of 2017, Mediterranean Shipping placed orders for the production of 11 22,000 TEU ultra-large container ships at Korean shipping companies. These new ships do not use LNG power, but instead choose to install exhaust gas scrubbers to meet the sulfur emission limits that will take effect in 2020. Regulations. The cost of each new ship is approximately US$145 million, and the cost of installing exhaust scrubbers is approximately US$5 million. In the meantime, Mediterranean Shipping has made the same choice as Maersk Line and CMA CGM.
Industry insiders estimate that the conventional 23,000 TEU container ships will cost around US$145 million to US$150 million each, and the 14,000 TEU container ships will cost approximately US$105 million to US$110 million each. The addition of an LNG power propulsion system will increase the cost of each new ship by another 10 to 15 million U.S. dollars. slip on flange
As of the end of March 2018, there were 11 orders for hand-carried container ships by Mediterranean Shipping, which was the 11 22,000 TEU ultra-large container ships contracted by South Korean shipping companies last year.
Alphaliner had expected that after the container ship market experienced a wave of orders in 2017, container ship orders will continue to increase in 2018. According to Clarkson data, 32 new containers were signed worldwide in March and March 2018, totaling 238,300 TEU. Compared with 13 ships in the same period last year, the number of ships and TEU increased by 146.15% and 851.83%, respectively. ASME B 16.5 Flange
Alphaliner said that more and more shipowners will sign construction contracts with Asian shipyards this year, and some non-operating ship owners are also keen to build new ships because of the current attractive new shipbuilding prices. It can be confirmed that a wave of new orders in the container ship market has come.