Evergreen names 9th container ship

Taiwanese shipping corporation Evergreen Group has held a naming ceremony for Ever Lovely, the ninth of its L-type container ships to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan, and the penultimate vessel in the thirty strong series.

The naming ceremony for the new 8,508 TEU boxship was held at CSBC’s Kaohsiung shipyard.

Ever Lovely which is owned by Evergreen Marine –Singapore- Pte Ltd, is 334.8 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, has a draft of 14.2 meters and can cruise at speeds of up to 24.5 knots.

With delivery immediately after the event, the vessel joins Evergreen Line’s Far East – South America route, replacing an older unit on the trade.

The L-type ships built by CSBC for Evergreen this year have been fitted with a new energy-saving bow, and Evergreen is also conducting a bow refitting program on the boxships built prior to 2015.

According to sources, by the end of this year, fifteen of the company’s L-type ships will be equipped with the new bow.

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