Many factors indicate that the order for a total nine LNG-driven mega-vessels for France's CMA CGM will soon be countered by an even larger order from Italian MSC, Maersk Line's partner in the 2M alliance.
At any rate, a spokesman for South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) now confirms to Fairplay that the yard is in talks with MSC for 11 mega-ships of 22,000 teu each, which if realized would entail container vessels in the absolute largest end of the scale on par with the vessels ordered by the French carrier.
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