TAIWANESE liner Evergreen, through its subsidiary Greencompass Marine, is currently in talks with an unnamed third party for the sale and leaseback of two 24,000 TEU mega boxships.
No details have been disclosed, with Evergreen only saying it would make a further announcement when the deal is concluded.
Japan's Shoei Kisen is deemed the most likely party Evergreen is speaking with. Shoei Kisen sister firm, Imabari Shipbuilding, is capable of building such giant ships.
Evergreen has already ordered a total of 10 mega boxships at China's Jiangnan Shipyard and Hudong Zhonghua, as well as South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries.
VesselsValue data shows the ships being built by Samsung Heavy feature 23,764 TEU each, while those being built at Chinese yards are 23,000 TEU ships.
The vessels are expected to be delivered in 2022, according to Singapore's Splash 247.