Ever Alot, the largest container ship in the world, has received classification from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
The vessel is the latest in a series of five being built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China to ABS class.
The Ever Alot 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 snatched the world’s largest containership record from Ever Ace, another Evergreen-flagged vessel that just last week entered the Port of Felixstowe.
“We are proud to support the design, construction and successful delivery of such a remarkable vessel through the challenges of the pandemic,” said John McDonald, ABS Executive Vice President and COO.
“As the leading class in containerships, we have a record of supporting industry firsts and this milestone is the latest we are proud to add to that list.”