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Evergreen orders four feeder boxships from HMD for $100m

Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corporation has ordered four feeder container vessels from South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for KRW110bn ($100m).

The 1,800-teu boxships will be built to the Con-Green design developed by HMD in conjunction with Man Energy Solutions and DNV GL, the Korean yard announced on its website.

The ships will be delivered from HMD’s Ulsan shipyard in phases starting 2021.

HMD said the feeder vessels will meet the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase 3 that will be in force from January 2025, for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

“The recent order from Evergreen, which is the first contract for containerships we have signed directly with a Taiwanese shipping company, is highly meaningful in that we were recognised for our technological competitiveness in eco-friendly ships,” a HMD official was reported saying.

“Going forward, we will further diversify the line-up of our products with a focus on securing orders for medium-sized containerships at a time when global container shipping companies are investing in more advanced vessels to meet future demand,” the official added.

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