Liner giant CMA CGM is said to have selected a Chinese shipbuilder over a South Korean yard to build a series of methanol dual-fuel neo-panamax container ships worth about $1bn in total.

According to shipbuilding sources, the French container ship carrier has struck a deal with state-owned Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC) for six 15,000-teu boxships to be delivered during the second half of 2025.