MEDITERRANEAN Shipping Company (MSC) has inked a contract with China's Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding to fit 29 of its containerships with scrubbers. The installation work by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) affiliate will commence in June next year.
The 29 vessels comprise eight 19,000 TEU ships, six 16,000 TEU ships, eight 14,000 TEU ships and seven 13,000 TEU ships, reported Singapore's Splash247.
The shipping line signed a framework agreement with French bank BNP Paribas and China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation in August regarding the financing for its fleet's scrubber conversion projects. The carrier planned to select a number of Chinese yards to perform the work.