The carrier said the vessels, named the Ever Forever and the Ever Far, are the sixth and seventh of its new class of 12,000 TEU F-Type containership.
The Ever Forever will be put into service on the Asia-US East Coast (AUE) service, while the Ever Far will be deployed on the South China-Taiwan-US West Coast (HTW) route and will call at Los Angeles and Oakland.
The F-type containerships are 334m long and 48.4m wide, with a scantling draft of 15.5m and optimised hull to reduce wave resistance and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
They are also fitted with other environmentally friendly designs, such as ballast water treatment systems, electric deck machinery, air-sealed seals and an alternative maritime power (AMP) function.
Additionally, they also have a Smart Ship System, which had been certified by the relevant class societies. This advanced system can provide a full range of valuable information for both the crew and the supervising team ashore, helping to monitor the ship’s operational condition.
This assists the crew to conduct safe and timely navigation and maintain trim optimization in accordance with changing weather and sea conditions. The ultimate aims are to reduce fuel consumption, optimize navigational routings and contribute to Evergreen’s green initiatives.
Due to the consequences of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the container shipping market has experienced a significant demand to ship sought-after products to help contain the epidemic, and to satisfy the consumers’ changes in life-styles such as working from home. The abrupt market change has led to extremely tight capacity. As the two new ships are entering service, extra space can be provided to meet customers’ eager demand for shipping capacity, just as a timely rain shower will quench a thirst.
Evergreen Line has already been advancing its fleet enhancement plans. With the addition of these two new vessels, Evergreen has now taken delivery of sixteen newly built containerships, including seven F-type ships of 12,000 TEU and nine C-type ships of 1,800 TEU this year.
These additions will not only provide more space to meet the demands of shippers, but also ensure more efficient service to facilitate global trade.
Evergreen has another 53 newbuildings to be delivered, including vessels owned by the carrier and ships chartered in. This order book still contains ten A-type ships of 24,000 TEU, thirteen F-type ships of 12,000 TEU, fourteen O-type ships of 2,500 TEU and sixteen C-type ships of 1,800 TEU, all to be delivered by the end of 2022.
With the delivery of these new ships, Evergreen’s fleet renewal program will continue as older ships are gradually phased out and chartered vessels are returned to their owners.
The result will be one of the youngest, most technically advanced and sustainable containership fleets in the world, achieving Evergreen’s ideals of a greener future and enhanced competitiveness.