Panama flags world’s largest containership

Panama acquires world's largest containership

The Panama Ship Registry has added the Ever Alot to its fleet and now holds 18 of the world’s 20 largest container ships in terms of TEU.

The Ever Alot vessel is the world’s biggest container ship and the first to break the 24,004 TEU mark.

The vessel has impressive dimensions, with a length of 400 metres, a width of 61.5 metres and a draft of 17 metres. It was built to comply with pollutant gas emission limits and reduce fuel consumption.

© Panama Maritime Authority

The Ever Alot was launched at the end of June, surpassing the Ever Ace as the world’s largest container ship.

The Panamanian Registry also counts the Ever Act, Ever Aim and Ever Alp to its fleet. These vessels have a slightly smaller capacity of 23,992 TEU and belong to Evergreen’s “A” Class sailing mainly between Europe and Asia.

One of Evergreen’s vessels, the Ever Forward, was successfully refloated after being stuck in Chesapeake Bay for almost a month.

The vessel first ran aground near Baltimore on 16 March.

General Average was declared for the Ever Forward after two unsuccessful attempts to free the ship on 29 and 30 March.

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