The Mediterranean, CMA CGM and Yangming have added 10,000 boxes
On May 22, the Mediterranean shipping "MSC GIULIA" 9400TEU container ship was successfully delivered. This is the last of the series of 9400TEU container ships, which was built by China Shipyard Jinhai Heavy Industry. Soon, the ship will sail directly to South Korea for the first voyage. The previous 4 9400TEU container ships "MSC PALAK", "MSC ELMA", "MSC ROMANE" and "MSC DESIRéE" were on May 30, 2016, September 21, 2016 and 2017, respectively. Delivery was completed on March 27 and April 27, 2017.
Coincidentally, on the same day, the CMA CGM RODOLPHE 9400TEU container ship was also delivered. The vessel is the first ship of 6 9400TEU container vessels built by CNOOC (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry, for CMA CGM.
Earlier, on May 18, two 14000TEU container ships of Yangming Shipping "Fengming" and "Huaming" also held the naming ceremony of the new ship delivery. The "Fengming" and "Huaming" ships are the 14th and 15th 14,000 container ships of Yangming Shipping. There will be 5 subsequent ships of the same type in Yangming in 2018 and 2019.
It is reported that after the two ships are delivered, they will join the Northwest Europe and Mediterranean routes on June 2 and July 1. Among them, "Fengming" will be officially launched on the Asia / Northwest Europe (FE3) route on June 2 to provide cargo transportation to and from the Northwest Europe region in Asia. The calling sequence is: Hong Kong, Xiamen, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, London's gateway port Périeus, Singapore, Hong Kong.
"Hua Ming" will be officially launched on the Asian / Mediterranean (MD3) route on July 1st, providing cargo to and from the Mediterranean region in Asia. The calling sequence is: Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, Jeddah, Assyria De, Paris, Istanbul, Arriaga, Maxim, Jeddah, Singapore, Kaohsiung, Busan.
On the one hand, large ships ushered in centralized delivery, while on the other, new ship orders hit a record low.
Alphaliner's latest report shows that as of May 1, global new container ship orders accounted for only 14.1% of the existing fleet, the lowest level in history. This ratio is well below its peak in 2007, when it reached a staggering 64.2%. The last lowest record occurred in 1999, when global new container ship orders accounted for 14.6% of total capacity.
Alphaliner said: "The current downward trend is expected to continue for a longer period of time and deepen, and for the time being, no new orders will appear until the end of this year, and the proportion of container ship orders will further decrease in the coming months. "