Splash can reveal that Evergreen has put pen to paper for eight 12,000 teu boxships at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea.
Taiwan’s largest liner is paying $750m for the ships that will be deployed on the transpacific. The neo-panamax vessels are 334 m in length and 48.4 m in breadth and will delivered by May 2021.
Samsung Heavy said in a release that the ships would come with the yard’s own propellers, rudder bulbs and ballast water treatment systems.
Evergreen had tendered for the octet with number of Asian yards vying for the prized order. The contract is the last part of a 20-ship expansion plan announced last month, which has seen Evergreen also charter twelve 11,000 teu new ships under construction from Japan’s Shoei Kisen.
Evergreen, the world’s sixth largest liner, declined to comment when contacted by Splash today.