Danaos receives last of five 8,530-TEUers, topping fleet to 312,779 TEU

2012 03 06


DANAOS Corporation, one of the largest containership charter owners, has added the 8,530-TEU CMA CGM Melisande built at Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry, to its fleet of 61 containerships aggregating 312,779 TEU.

The CMA CGM Melisande is 335 metres long, 42.8 metres wide and has a speed of 25.80 knots. The vessel will commence its 12-year time charter at a fixed charter rate. The annualised EBITDA run-rate contribution of the vessel is expected to be US$12.7 million.

"The delivery of CMA CGM Melisande marks the successful completion of a project for building five 8,530-TEU post-panamax vessels at Jiangnan Changxing shipyard that are the largest containerships ever built in China," said Danaos vice president and COO Iraklis Prokopakis.

Source Shipping Gazette - Daily Shipping News
 

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