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Maersk orders 11 new mega-vessels for USD 1.8 billion

Maersk Line confirms on Tuesday that the carrier has ordered 11 ultra-large container vessels for USD 1.8 billion from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), with an option for six additional vessels.

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Maersk Line has confirmed on Tuesday that the carrier has placed an order for 11 ultra-large container vessels from South Korean yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), with an option for six additional vessels.

The order is worth USD 1.8 billion, and the new ships - set to be the biggest vessels in Maersk Line's fleet - will be delivered to the carrier between April 2017 and May 2018.

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