HK Shipowner CSSC Orders Mega-Container Ships
Waigaoqiao-controlled Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry has signed a shipbuilding contract with CSSC Shipping (Hong Kong) to build three 16,000 TEU ships, the largest ever built by Chinese yards, reports China Logistics Portal.
Jointly designed by Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and CSSC-affilated Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC), two of the ships will be built at Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry and one will be built at Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.
The order to build the giant ships comes after state-run shipbuilding group, CSSC, established a ship-owning arm in Hong Kong in 2012 in a bid to drive business.
Source: China Logistics Portal