China: Danaos Takes Delivery of 8.530 TEU Vessel CMA CGM MELISANDE

Danaos Corporation, a leading international owner of containerships, two days ago, on February 28, 2012, took delivery of one more newly built containership, the CMA CGM MELISANDE, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 61 containerships aggregating 312,779 TEU. The CMA CGM MELISANDE, built at Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry, has a carrying capacity of 8,530 TEU, is 335 meters long, 42.8 meters wide and has a speed of 25.80 knots.

The CMA CGM MELISANDE has commenced its 12-year time charter at a fixed charter rate immediately upon delivery. The annualized EBITDA run-rate contribution of the vessel is expected to be approximately $12.7 mil.

Iraklis Prokopakis, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Danaos commented: “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. We would like to express our appreciation to the shipyard for the good cooperation we have had during these challenging times.”

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 1, 2012; Image: chinasws

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