Samsung Heavy Industries to Build the World Largest Containerships for Evergreen – gCaptain
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South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries will build six of the world’s biggest containerships for Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine Corporation in a deal worth $920 million.
SHI says the ships will measure 400-meters in length by 60-meters wide and with a nominal capacity 27,764 TEU, beating MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company’s record-holding MSC Gülsün, which comes in at 23,756 TEU.
The order from Evergreen reinforces SHI’s position as the leading shipbuilder of ultra-large containerships, with fourteen 23,000 TEU ships now in its orderbook.