Evergreen has ordered 24 feeder ships from Huangpu Wenchong
Evergreen has boosted its orderbook after placing an order for 24 feeder ships with China’s Huangpu Wenchong shipyard. These are split into 11 2,300-TEU box ships and 11 3,200-TEU units. The remaining two will be wide beam vessels of 1,800 TEU, according to BRL Weekly newbuilding contracts.
BRL’s newsletter stated the per-unit price levels were US$33M (1,800 TEU), US$40M (2,300 TEU) and US$49M (3,200 TEU). It commented, “Deliveries stretch into 2026 and there will probably be slippage.”
Currently, Evergreen has an orderbook of 70 vessels excluding committed charters. These are feeder, neo panamax and ultra-large container carriers.
VesselsValue has placed Evergreen as the second-biggest player within the H1 2021 container ship newbuild market, which in the first six months of the year ordered 23 vessels at a total of 348,000 TEU, and value of US$2.82Bn. At number one, was Seaspan Corp, which ordered 40 vessels at a total of 603,000 TEU capacity.
At the start of this year, Evergreen Marine Corp placed a huge order for 20 15,000-TEU vessels split between South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, China’s Hudong-Zhonghua and Japan’s Shoei Kisen shipyards. In Q4 2019 it placed an order for 11 23,000-TEU container ships from South Korean and Chinese yards. Hudong-Zhonghua and Jiangnan Shipyard are constructing two vessels each. The remaining seven vessels were awarded to Samsung. These orders come on the back of the G-series of ULCSs for the Taiwanese owner. Its 11 20,150-TEU mega ships started delivery in 2018.
Evergreen is at number seven in the rank of largest container shipping lines according to Alphaliner, with a fleet capacity of 1.34M TEU.
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