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Nick Blenkey

New ships shall be even bigger than Evergreen’s 20,000 TEU Ever Glory (above) delivered by Japan’s Imabari Shipbuilding in 2018

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) studies that it has received orders price a complete of $920 million from Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Company for six giant containerships with a capability of over 23,000 TEU every.

They are going to have the identical measurements — 400 m lengthy, 61.5 m large and 33.2 m excessive — as the present world’s largest document holder, MSC Gülsün delivered by SHI to Mediterranean Transport Firm in July. Nonetheless the Evergreen ships will every will be capable to carry 23,764 twenty-foot containers, simply above the Gülsün’s 23,756 TEU capability. These additional eight packing containers will make them the brand new document holders.


The Evergreen newbuilds shall be outfitted with SVESSEL, a next-generation sensible ship system independently developed by Samsung Heavy. Outfitted with Power Saving Gadgets (ESDs), similar to SHI’s SAVER Fin and Rudder bulb, and with new hull varieties, the highly-efficient sensible ships can scale back gasoline consumption by as much as 7%, says SHI. “The demand for ultra-large containerships is anticipated to proceed as international ship house owners have decreased price by means of an financial system of scale. Primarily based upon superior applied sciences together with sensible ships and decreased power consumption in addition to new designs for hull varieties, Samsung Heavy will preserve main the ultra-large field ships market,” stated an official of SHI.

In the meantime, SHI’s year-to-date contract wins stand at $ 5.1 billion, representing 65% of its annual goal of $ 7.eight billion, with 35 vessels of various sorts within the tally, together with 14 crude oil tankers, 11 LNG carriers, six containerships, two product carriers, one particular

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