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Evergreen splashes up to $1.1bn on 24 feeder boxships at Huangpu Wenchong

Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine has placed an order at CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding for the construction of 24 feeder containerships in a deal worth up to $1.1bn.

The deal includes ships of three different sizes, eleven 3,000 teu units, eleven 2,300 teu units and a pair of 1,800 teu vessels with a price tag ranging between $28m and $51m.

Evergreen has a history of ordering extensive series at a single yard, but even by its standards, this is an extraordinary number of newbuilds to place in one go.

The latest order ensures the Taiwanese carrier has the second largest orderbook in the world after Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC).

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a backgroud in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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