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Evergreen in for eight Samsung 12,000 teu ships

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.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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