The deal between the companies is to buy 10 new 2800 TEU container vessels. The Contract value is $390mln.
The first ship is scheduled to be delivered during the first half of 2018 with the final ship in the series is due by the first half of 2019.
These are in addition to the order for ten similar vessels announced last month from CSBC in Taiwan. In August, Evergreen had already ordered ten similar 2,800 teu container vessels at CSBC. Evergreen plans to deploy all 20 of the new ships in the intra-Asia trade lanes.
As ships operating in the intra-Asia trades spend much of their time in coastal areas and make frequent port calls, the ships are designed to reduce their impact on port communities and environment, Evergreen said.
In July, Evergreen booked five 2,800 teu boxships at Imabari and another five similar ships at CSBC.
Evergreen’s B-type vessels will be 211 meters in length, 32.8 meters wide, and have a design draft of 10 meters. The ships are designed to load 13 rows of containers on deck, which is within the span of existing gantry cranes in the major ports on the intra-Asian trade.
Evergreen has signed agreements with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, the ship owning arm of Imabari Shipbuilding Group, to charter five 14,000 TEU container ships to be delivered in 2017 and eleven 18,000 TEU container ships to be delivered in 2018 and 2019.