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Evergreen tenders for 36 more boxships

Taiwan’s Evergreen has put out a tender to take 36 boxships on long-term charter. The world’s seventh largest container is in the market to charter fourteen 2,500 teu ships and twenty-four 1,800 teu vessels, according to the latest weekly report from Alphaliner.

“It is expected that these nonoperating owners and financiers will place fresh newbuilding orders to supply the vessels to Evergreen under long-term charter contracts,” Alphaliner reported.

The new ships are expected to come with scrubbers installed. The 36 new vessels in the carrier’s pipeline will boost Evergreen’s orderbook to 74 ships, totalling 502,000 teu (43.8% of its existing fleet), the largest orderbook of all carriers.

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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