Evergreen has clinched a US$920M deal with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to build six giant box ships – surpassing the world’s largest container ships with a capacity of 23,756 TEU
SHI said these newbuildings will be 400 m long, 61.5 m wide, 33.2 m high and will be capable of carrying 23,764 20-ft containers. Size-wise, these exceed the world’s largest container ship with a capacity of 23,756 TEU, which was delivered by SHI to MSC, in July 2019.
These vessels can sail safely and economically with SVESSEL installed, a next-generation smart ship system independently developed by SHI. Outfitted with energy saving devices, such as SAVER fin, rudder bulb and new hull forms, these highly efficient smart ships can reduce fuel consumption by up to 7%.
SHI said “SAVER Fin is an energy-saving device applied to the outer plating of vessels to control water flow around hulls that boasts improved fuel efficiency and significantly reduced ship vibrations.”
It has been applied to more than 200 vessels to date. The shipyard said other energy-saving devices like Rudder bulb and SAVER Stator, which enhance marine propulsion by controlling water flow before and behind propellers, have also been used on many vessels.
SHI’s 23,000-TEU box ship orderbook has now become the world’s largest with 14 vessels.