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Evergreen to buy eleven 23,000 TEUers for US$1.76 billion

TAIWAN's Evergreen Marine plans to add eleven 23,000 TEU to its fleet, including five or six vessels that it will order and the remainder will be taken up on charters

Evergreen to buy eleven 23,000 TEUers for US$1.76 billion

TAIWAN's Evergreen Marine plans to add eleven 23,000 TEU to its fleet, including five or six vessels that it will order and the remainder will be taken up on charters

16 August 2019 - 19:00

TAIWAN's Evergreen Marine plans to add eleven 23,000 TEU to its fleet, including five or six vessels that it will order and the remainder will be taken up on charters. The carrier anticipates these additional ships will cost a total of US$1.76 billion.

The extra containerships will push the Chang family-controlled shipping line into fifth place in the global liner rankings, ahead of Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Hapag-Lloyd.



Evergreen's existing fleet has a combined capacity of 1.3 million TEU. Its biggest owned ships are in the 12,000-TEU range and it also has a slew of ships of 20,000 TEU delivered in the last couple of years, reported Singapore's Splash 247.



The carrier has not yet revealed from which shipyards it will purchase the vessels, although it is likely that Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding Group will supply a good portion of the new tonnage.


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