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Evergreen in talks for mega boxship sale and leaseback deal

Taiwanese liner Evergreen is currently in negotiations with an unnamed third party for the sale and leaseback of two of its ten 24,000 teu mega boxships on order.

The deal will be carried out through Evergreen’s subsidiary Greencompass Marine. No other details were disclosed, with Evergreen only saying it would make a further announcement when the deal is concluded. Japan’s Shoei Kisen is deemed the most likely party Evergreen is speaking with.

Evergreen ordered a total of 10 mega boxships at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard and Hudong Zhonghua, as well as South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.

VesselsValue data shows the ships being built by Samsung Heavy feature 23,764 teu each, while those being built at Chinese yards are 23,000 teu ships.

The ships are expected to be delivered in 2022.

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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