The US think tank pointed out that Evergreen’s purchase of ships from Chinese state-owned enterprises may indirectly reduce the cost of upgrading the navy on the other side. Evergreen responded that the purchase of new ships is purely a private commercial activity, and major information has been released on the stock exchange in accordance with regulations, and the competent authorities and investors have been informed.
The Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reported that Evergreen purchased 44 ships from China in 2018. Except for 2 ships, the rest were ordered from shipyards that produce Chinese warships. Three aircraft carriers of China Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).
Evergreen responded in writing today that the procurement of its own ships was conducted through international public bidding. In addition to China, new ships were also ordered in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. The cumulative number of container ships built by Korean shipyards is 58, with a transport capacity of more than 730,000 TEU, more than the 35 built by Chinese manufacturers with a transport capacity of about 240,000 TEU.
Evergreen emphasizes that the purchase of new ships is purely a private commercial act. The Chinese manufacturers that build some of Evergreen’s ships belong to the merchant shipping department of China Shipbuilding Corporation, and have nothing to do with the military industry department; and many shipyards in many countries follow this practice, with different commercial and military use. department.
Evergreen said that Evergreen Shipping is a listed company, and that the procurement of assets such as new ships will release major information on the stock exchange in accordance with regulations, and inform the competent authorities and investors.