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Evergreen orders ten 2,800 teu container vessels

Evergreen orders ten 2,800 teu container vessels
Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine has booked 10 feeder container vessels at compatriot shipyard CSBC Corp and Japan’s Imabari Shipbuilding.

Taipei-listed Evergreen said it has approached CSBC to build five of the ships at a price of $185m to $195m in total. Imabari will construct the remaining five vessels at similar prices.

The container carrier’s current orderbook includes 10 chartered vessels of 14,000 teu to be delivered in 2016-17, and 11 chartered ships of 18,000 teu for delivery between 2018-19.

At present, Evergreen has a fleet of 205 ships with a combined carrying capacity of 974,762 teu.