Evergreen adds two 12,000 TEU container ships to its fleet

The Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen has added to its fleet two new container ships with a capacity of 12,000 TEUs each, belonging to class F. The first vessel is called Ever Forever and has been built at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in the Korean city of Geoje .

The ship will be used to cover the AUE route between Asia and the east coast of the United States, rotating between Xiamen, Kaohsiung, Hon Kong, Yantián, Colón, Savannah, New York, Norfolk and Baltimore.

The other ship is known under the name Ever Far and has been built at the Imabari Shipbuilding shipyard (Japan). The ship will cover the HTW route between southern China, Taiwan and the west coast of the United States, passing through the enclaves of Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Yantián, Los Angeles and Oakland.

The new F-type container ships stand out for their length of 334 meters, a beam of 48.4 meters and a draft of 15.5 meters, dimensions that meet the usual requirements of the main ports in the United States.

In addition, the vessels have an improved hull design that reduces resistance to waves, which translates into lower fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. It should be noted that the new ships have a system that eliminates sulfur oxide and nitrogen emissions, in addition to their ballast water treatment system.

The maritime sector needs to renew its fleet, for this reason the operator Baleària has announced that it will launch its fast ferry ‘Eleanor Roosevelt’ next March. It is the world’s first fast ferry for passengers and cargo powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).