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Evergreen confirms plans to build 20 boxships

Taiwanese liner Evergreen has announced that it will order twenty 15,000 teu containerships as part of a major fleet expansion plan, confirming a Splash report last month.

The company said it will choose the best suitable shipyards from Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding, Jiangnan Shipbuilding, Imabari Shipbuilding, Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries to construct the ships.

Evergreen expects to spend $2.3bn to $2.6bn on the construction of the ships. 

The 300,000 extra slots will give Evergreen a fleet of around 1.6m slots. Alphaliner data shows Evergreen currently operates a fleet of 197 ships with a total capacity of 1.28m teu, making it the seventh largest containerline in the world. It currently has an orderbook of 60 ships with a total capacity of around 454,200 teu.

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.


  1. is the propulsion systems of these vessels going to allow for GHG free operation? if not, they will be obsolete within a decade

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