Taiwan’s Evergreen Line has taken delivery of the sixth and seventh 12,000TEU ships to join its fleet of container vessels.
Ever Forever (pictured) was delivered by Samsung Heavy Industries while Ever Far was constructed by Imabari Shipbuilding of Japan. Each ship has a length of 334 metres, a beam of 48.4 metres, a draught of 15.5 metres, and a total installed power of 43,250 kW.
Both vessels adopt the twin-island design, in which the navigation bridge is located in the fore section of the ship and the engine room is located semi-aft. This configuration helps to prevent containers on the deck from affecting the view from the bridge and increases cargo loadability.
Ever Forever will be put into service on the Asia-US East Coast (AUE) service, which follows a port rotation of Xiamen, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, through the Panama Canal to Colon Container Terminal in Panama and then to Savannah, New York, Norfolk, and Baltimore before heading back to Asia.
Ever Far is deployed on the South China-Taiwan-US West Coast (HTW) route, with a service scope covering Kaohsiung (or Taipei Port in the future), Xiamen, Hong Kong, Yantian, Los Angeles and Oakland.
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