Container shipping line Evergreen has announced that its EVER LOVELY, the ninth of its L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan and the penultimate vessel, has been named.
The ceremony took place at CSBC’s Kaohsiung shipyard and was officiated by Bronson Hsieh, Second Vice Group Chairman at Evergreen Line.
EVER LOVELY is owned by Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte. The ship is 334.8 metres in length, 45.8 metres wide, and has a draft of 14.2 metres.
In common with its L-type sister ships, it can cruise at speeds up to 24.5 knots. With delivery immediately after the event, the vessel joins Evergreen Line's Far East – South America route and replaces an older unit on the trade.
As a refinement to their original eco-friendly design, the L-type vessels built by CSBC this year are fitted with a new energy-saving bow. This improvement enables the ships to further enhance fuel-efficiency and reduce emissions.
In addition to building a fleet of eco-friendly ships, Evergreen also adopts carbon-cutting concepts throughout its service chain. In a recent development, the carrier introduced a green transport service, featuring Eco-trucks in Finland through its agent Greencarrier Liner Agency Oy.
In early 2015, Evergreen Line signed a charter agreement for eleven 18,000 TEU ships in a bid to boost its fleet capacity.