TAIWAN’s Evergreen Marine has ordered two 24,000-TEU containerships from China’s Jiangnan Shipyard worth US$320 million, reports Singapore’s Splash 247.
The initial order was for a 23,000-TEU pair, but after design and ownership changes from one Evergreen Marine Corp subsidiary to another, the capacity is now expected to reach 24,000-TEU.
No delivery date has been revealed for the order, said Splash.
A 24,000-TEU pair ordered in June at Shanghai-based Hudong-Zhonghua is expected to be delivered in 2023-2024.
Evergreen currently operates a fleet of 207 ships, including 120 self-owned with a carrying capacity of 1.45 million TEU.