The late Dr Chang Yung-Fa, founder of Evergreen Marine Corporation, has been honoured with a posthumous commendation by Ma Ying-jeou, the President of Taiwan in recognition of his contributions to international transportation and social welfare.
Evergreen Group is holding the memorial service for Dr Chang at the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation in Taipei from January 27 through to February 5, 2016.
Taiwan’s Education Minister and the Minister of Transportation and Communications also paid respects to Dr Chang with the first-class professional education medal and first-class professional transportation medal.
The honours being given to Dr. Chang are added to the accolades that he received over the course of his career from many countries across the globe.
Steady growth over the past few decades has enhanced Taiwan’s economic exchanges with other countries and paved the way for bilateral relations.
Fact File: Dr. Chang established Evergreen Marine Corporation in 1968. The global container carrier’s service network facilitated exports from East Asia and especially for Taiwan, an island that relies on foreign trade for economic development. The shipping line’s unprecedented success in launching its Asia–Europe service opened the door to the booming European market for exporters in Taiwan and many parts of Asia. Evergreen’s cargo growth boosted Kaohsiung’s container throughput and enabled it to flourish as a main transhipment hub in Asia.