Evergreen totalling 1.6 million slots after completion of new builds
Taiwanese carrier Evergreen’s order book – already the biggest among all liners – is set to swell with a long telegraphed big order being split three ways across East Asia.
According to multiple broking reports, the Taiwanese liner has ordered five 15,000 TEU ships at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, five similarly sized ships at China’s Hudong-Zhonghua, while also agreeing with Japan’s Shoei Kisen to take ten 15,000 TEU newbuilds from Shoei Kisen’s sister firm, Imabari.
The 300,000 extra slots of these 20 ships will give Evergreen a fleet of around 1.6 million slots, almost equal with Japan’s Ocean Network Express (ONE), reports Singapore’s Splash 247.
Evergreen declined to comment on the reports when contacted by Splash regarding the order.
Alphaliner data shows Evergreen currently operates a fleet of 197 ships with total capacity of 1.28 million TEU, making it the seventh largest container line in the world, and it currently has an order book of 60 ships with total capacity of around 454,200 TEU, accounting for 35.2 per cent of the company’s current fleet capacity.
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