South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has been selected by Taiwanese shipping major Evergreen Marine Corporation to build twenty 15,000 TEU containerships.
Already, Evergreen Marine has unveiled plans to build the boxship fleet and pay between $115 million and $130 million per unit.
Several shipbuilders in Asia have been competing for this attractive contract.
On 26 March 2021, Samsung Heavy confirmed in a stock exchange filing that it landed the deal worth KRW 2.8 trillion (about $2.5 million).
World Maritime News report that the shipbuilder has so far this year secured orders worth $5.1 billion for the construction of a total of 42 vessels, representing 65 per cent of its annual order target for 2021.