China Gets First Overseas Order for LNG Ships

Monday, January 17, 2011

According to a report from, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) signed a contract with Exxon Mobil and Mitsui & Co Ltd on Jan. 15 to build four LNG ships (liquefied natural gas), the nation's first overseas order for such an advanced carrier. Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co Ltd, a subsidiary of CSSC, will build the ships for Mitsui, a Japanese shipping giant. The ships are scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2016.


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