Maersk orders 4 vessels

A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest shipping company, has ordered four car and truck transport ships from China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd, the Copenhagen-based company said.
Maersk has an option for delivery of another four ships of the same type, which can transport 4,900 cars each. Xiamen will deliver the ships from 2010 through 2012, Maersk spokesman Thomas Groendorf said in an e-mailed statement on Friday.