Danaos Corporation said it has received the delivery of CMA CGM Moliere from Korean shipbuilder Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

The 300m-long and 40m-wide vessel, with a carrying capacity of 6,500TEU, can reach up to 25kt, Danaos said.

With the new ship, the company’s operational fleet will rise to 42 containerships, aggregating 172,433TEU.

The vessel has already commenced a 12-year time charter at fixed rates.

Danaos has contracted a fleet of 27 additional containerships aggregating 211,450TEU with scheduled deliveries up to 2012.