CMA CGM plans to double its order for methanol-ready container ships in China.

The French liner giant signed up for six 15,000-teu dual-fuel neo-panamaxes at state-owned Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co in August.

TradeWinds reported a price of about $1bn for the deal, or $175m per ship.

Now CMA CGM chief executive Rodolphe Saade has told the Conference on the Economy of the Sea in Lille, France that this order will be expanded, according to Le Marin.