Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has confirmed that five 22,000 TEU containerships have been ordered by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) for KRW 926.6 billion or USD 817 million.
The South Korean shipbuilder had announced that it bagged the order in a regulatory filing on Thursday. As revealed, the contract includes options for six more units, with the overall value of the contract set to reach around USD 1.8 billion.
The order for the 5 vessels is part of an order for eleven 22,000 TEU ships, the largest ever ordered. DMSE has disclosed that the five ships are slated for delivery by March 2020.