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CMA CGM Signs Contract for Nine 22,000 TEU Vessels

[ September 21, 2017   //   ]

A signing ceremony was held in Marseille, France on September 19 between CMA CGM Group and CSSC Group during which time CMA CGM contracted CSSC to build nine ultra large 22,000 TEU container vessels.

The order represents the largest container vessel order in the world — so far.

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) is one of the two largest shipbuilding conglomerates in China

Representatives from CMA CGM, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group), Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and China Shipbuilding Trading Co., Ltd. signed the contracts in the presence and witness of the top management by CMA CGM and CSSC.

The successful signing of the contracts symbolized the strategic cooperation between CMA CGM Group and CSSC Group, which also proved the recognition of the capability of CSSC Group by the world’s top ship owners and the leading position of the Chinese shipbuilding industry in the world.