France’s Zephyr & Boree is heading up a newbuilding project for 10 low-carbon feeder container vessels.

The ship designer, financier and operator has secured the backing of a coalition of shippers for the order of 1,000-teu vessels.

Negotiations are focused on building the ships at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, with deliveries starting in 2025.

The vessels will be powered by a hybrid of wind power and methanol engines.