Lloyd's Register lands Maersk's new container ships

Classification company Lloyd's Register will be responsible for Maersk Line's seven new container ships, set to be built at Cosco Zhoushan Shipyard in China.

Lloyd's Register has won the contract to classify the seven new container ships of 3,600 teu, which Maersk Line ordered this spring as part of the carrier's upcoming investment program for the fleet, including both new vessels and upgrading older vessels.

The classification company recently signed a significant contract with the Chinese yard, Cosco Zhoushan Shipyard, where the ships will be built, according to Lloyd's Register, which has not yet disclosed the dollar amount of the order. The ships that will sail under the Danish flag, will be 200 meters long and 35.2 meters wide and they will be constructed according to LR Rules and Regulations, and in addition be ice class 1A. They will be delivered between April 2017 and November of the same year, writes Lloyd's Register, which has cooperated with Maersk over the past 16 months on the project, for instance regarding new rules for ECA zones and negotiations with the yard.

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