Maersk to boost prowess
Global - A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S may be ordering 20 of the largest container ships ever built, according to TradeWinds.
The said vessels would be capable of transporting the equivalent of 18,000 twenty-foot boxes, compared with the 15,000 that the largest ships can now contain.
They are estimated to cost US$200 million each and will be powered by liquefied natural gas, the source stated.
Meanwhile, Maersk has approached Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., to reserve space for building the vessels, Bloomberg reported.
When contacted, Daewoo Shipbuilding said nothing had been finalised and did not mention if it was in talks with Maersk.
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