The board of Taiwanese shipping line Evergreen has approved orders for
ten 23,000 megaships at three shipyards in South Korea and China.
The company confirmed the orders in a series of stock filings this
week. The construction contracts will be split up among three shipyards,
including South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, which will build six of the
ships, and Jiangnan Shipyard and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding of China, which
will build two vessels each.
Orders: approximately $140 million to
$160 million per vessel.
Evergreen said the orders have a total value of US$1.4 billion to $1.6
billion, or approximately $140 million to $160 million per vessel.
Evergreen scrapping its previous plan to
charter up to eleven newbuilds
With the orders, Evergreen is scrapping its previously announced plan
to charter up to eleven newbuild vessels of 23,000 TEU capacity.