Hanjin Heavy Industries has announced it is finalising an order from CMA CGM for three 26,000 teu vessels.
The container ships will be some of the biggest the world has ever seen, with CMA CGM being the third carrier to order vessels that break the 20,000 teu barrier. MOL was the first when it signed a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries in March this year for the construction of four 20,000 teu containerships. OOCL followed on April 1st with an order for six 21,000 teu vessels.
According to a statement, the vessels will be built at HHI’s shipbuilding facility in the Philippines and will be delivered in the third quarter of 2017.
The container vessels will measure 400m in length, 59m in breadth and 33m in depth. A deck alone will be as large as four football fields. If the loaded containers are lined in series, they might reach up to Hoengseong, Gangwon-do from Seoul (126km).
The financial details of the order were not disclosed.