This is the first of six identical 24,000 TEU ships built for Evergreen by a China Shipbuilding Corporation subsidiary (CSSC). The Taiwanese owner placed an order for four 23,000 TEU boxships in November 2019. The newbuilds were later expanded to a capacity of 24,000 TEU.
Evergreen placed an order for two more identical sister vessels in June 2021. The new structure is 399.99 meters in length, 61.5 meters in width, and 33.2 meters in draft.
According to the shipbuilder, it is equipped with a hybrid scrubber system and uses cutting-edge technology in terms of environmental protection, energy conservation, efficiency, and safety.
To ensure minimal energy usage, each of the six ships will feature a unique bow design, large-diameter propellers, and energy-saving ducts.
Evergreen Marine has been through a large fleet rejuvenation program in order to achieve “a completely sustainable” life cycle for its vessels, which includes design, building, operation, and decommissioning.
It placed an order for 24 containerships with CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited in September 2021. Eleven ships with a capacity of 3,000 TEU, eleven ships with a capacity of 2,300 TEU, and two units with a capacity of 1,800 TEU are included in the order.
Furthermore, Evergreen placed an order for the building of twenty 15,000 TEU boxships at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea in March of this year (SHI).
Hudong Zhonghua created the Evergreen series of ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) on its own. In order to build the 24,000 TEU behemoths more effectively, the shipbuilder upgraded the Changxing Shipbuilding Production Base’s No. 1 dock in 2020.
Hudong-Zhonghua is currently constructing 19 huge containerships that are expected to arrive in 2025.