Taiwanese owner Evergreen Marine has entered into contracts with Japan’s Shoei Kisen Kaisha for a total of twelve 11,000 teu containerships, following the company’s announcement of a major fleet expansion plan last week.
Evergreen announced plans to bring in a total of twenty 11,000 teu containerships, made up of eight newbuildings and another 12 vessels on charter. The company estimated that the price for each vessel is between $93m and $100m.
Shoei Kisen will order the 12 vessels at affiliate shipyard Imabari Shipbuilding and charter the vessels to Evergreen upon delivery.
Evergreen did a similar deal with Shoei Kisen and Imabari Shipbuilding in 2015 for eleven 18,000 teu containerships. It also has another ten 2,800 teu containerships under construction at Imabari Shipbuilding.
The shipyard to build the remaining eight 11,000 teu vessels has yet to be announced.