Evergreen Marine Corp (EMC) is planning to purchase as many as 100 ships and start negotiations with shipyards across Taiwan.

The company’s acquisition list includes 32 ships of 8,000teu, 20 S-types of 7,024teu, 20 U-types of 5,364teu and 20 feeders of 2,000teu, according to Kaiji Press.

EMC is also planning to start negotiations with shipyards such as STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, CSBC Corporation, Taiwan and Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is also competing with Evergreen for the acquisition.