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Evergreen confirms order for six 23,764 teu boxships at Samsung

Taiwanese shipping line Evergreen has signed shipbuilding contracts with South Korean yard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the construction of six 23,764 teu mega containerships.

The total value of the order is $920m, and deliveries will start from May 2022.

According to Samsung, the ships will be 400m long, 61.5m wide and 33.2m high.

The order is part of Evergreen’s newbuilding programme announced last month to order ten 23,000 teu ultra large containerships in total. The remaining four will be ordered at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard and Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding.

The new ships will be the largest ships in Evergreen’s fleet and are similar to the largest ships afloat – a series of MSC giants delivering now from Samsung.

Alphaliner data shows Evergreen currently operates a fleet of 206 ships with total capacity of 1.3m teu, making it the seventh largest line in the world. The company also has an orderbook of 67 ships with a total capacity of 563,674 teu, accounting for 43.6% of its existing fleet capacity.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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