Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Co. (Hudong-Zhonghua), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has delivered the new world’s largest containership to Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine.
The Ever Alot vessel has a carrying capacity of 24,004 TEU and measures 400 metres long by 61.5 metres wide, with a draft of 17 metres.
The giant ship has snatched the world’s largest containership record from Ever Ace, another Evergreen-flagged vessel that just last week entered the Port of Felixstowe.
The Ever Alot is the seventh vessel in the Evergreen A class and the first ship in the class, and the world, to surpass the 24,000 TEU mark. Once in operation, it will serve trade routes between Europe and the Far East.
The delivery was delayed due to the recent lockdowns in Shanghai and it will be followed by the Ever Aria as Hudong-Zhonghua is currently building nine 24,000 TEU ultra-large containerships – including three more Evergreen A class vessels.