Evergreen's $1.2-Billion Order For Containerships May Go To Japanese

A $1.2-billion order to build 22 containerships for Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan), the largest such order ever to be placed, is likely to go to Japanese shipyards, according to a recent report.

The vessels, each capable of carrying 4,000 twenty-foot containers (TEUs) are to be used by Evergreen in its round-the-world service. Construction of the 22 vessels is scheduled to begin this spring, with the first entering the trade by March 1991.

Details have not been released about where the construction will take place, but Onomichi Dockyard Co. of Kobe, Japan, has confirmed that they are negotiating with Evergreen for the order.

Evergreen operates a weekly eastbound as well as westbound roundthe- world service, employing 24 vessels.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 75,  Apr 1989 Transit

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