China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has recently started the construction of 22,000teu container ships ordered by CMA CGM in September 2017. The steel cutting ceremony was held on July 26 at CSSC's Jiangnan Shipbuilding. The ships measure 400 meters in length, 61.3 meters in breadth and 33.5 meters in depth, which are the largest container ships worldwide.
The pair of vessels are part of a series of nine with the other seven under construction in CSSC's Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding. As disclosed, the value of the series totals US$1.2 billion.
It is worth noting that they will all be equipped with LNG-powered engines, marking them the world's largest ships to be fuelled by LNG.