EVERGREEN Group will buy ten of the World’s Largest Container Ships, with almost 24,000 TEU capacity! Four 23,888 TEU ships are ordered to the new China State Shipbuilding Corporation Group. Two of the ships will be built at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard whilst the other two will be built at Jiang-nan Shipyard. The remaining six Megamax ships will have 23,764 TEU and are ordered to Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea.
This massive order will cost EVERGREEN anywhere between US$1.4 billion and US$1.6 billion, according to estimates, and could lead to move up a place in the world ranking of cargo lines by capacity.
The first one of this G-Type vessels are likely to be delivered within 12 to 18 months.
Twenty-one of the World’s Largest Container Ships
With this new order, EVERGREEN Group will have in its fleet, twenty-one ULCVs (Ultra Large Container Vessels). This ten of the world’s largest container ships will join the eleven already in service.
The vessels already in service have 400 meters in length, 59 meters in breadth and capacity from 20,388 TEU to 20,244 TEU (depending whether if it already have or if it does not have Scrubbers installed). The vessels ordered will be 400 meters in length, 61.5 meters in breadth, 33.2 meters high and capacity from 23,764 TEU to 23,888 TEU (depending on where it will be built).
Orders will be split between EVERGREEN Marine Corp., Greencompass Marine S.A. and EVERGREEN Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd., all part of EVERGREEN Group.
The New Play Role for Evergreen’s ULCVs in Environmental Compromises
In line with the stringent eco-friendly criteria that EVERGREEN has imposed on its own operation. These ships are equipped with various environmental protection devices, and fully comply with the regulations of international maritime agencies.
Vessels will have new smart technology on board and will also feature energy saving devices to significantly reduce fuel consumption and, consequently, reduce the emission of toxic gases to the atmosphere.
With these new acquisitions EVERGREEN will rejuvenate the fleet thereby enhancing the quality of service offered to its customers. This will reinforce the line’s competitiveness in the marketplace as well as getting a lot more ecological with all the green technology support the vessels are equipped with.