Liner giant Evergreen Marine has returned to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for more ultra-large containership (ULC) newbuildings.

The Taiwanese liner company has signed up for two 24,000-teu ships, the Chinese state-owned shipyard confirmed, bringing its orderbook there to four.

The deal comes two years after the company booked a pair of similar ships at Hudong-Zhonghua.

With the latest order, Evergreen has a total of 12 ULC newbuildings booked at shipyards in the Far East.