Greek owner Evangelos Marinakis’ Capital Maritime group has taken a plunge into CO2 shipping with a new order in South Korea.

HD Korea Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (KSOE) said on Wednesday that it had agreed a deal to build two 22,000-cbm liquid CO2 (LCO2) vessels at its Hyundai Mipo Dockyard unit.

The vessels are the biggest ordered so far in what KSOE called a growing market.