PME Lider 2020

Green Ibérica is PME Leader 2020

Green Ibérica won the statute of PME Leader 2020!

We know, 2020 it hasn’t been easy, with great new challenges. In this strange year is good to know some things never change! Green Ibérica received, once again the “PME Líder 2020” award from IAPMEI! We thank all customers and collaborators, internal and external, who made it possible to keep this distinction.

It’s true that receiving this prize is not new, once we’ve been recognized by this agency for several years, now. Nevertheless, is with great pride that we see our work, effort and dedication being recognized.



PME Leader 2020 Status

PME Leader Status is a recognition of the health of the Portuguese companies, given by IAPMEI (Portuguese Institute of Support to Small and Medium Companies) in partnership with banks and Mutual Guarantee Societies. This list is composed by the organizations with best evaluation ratings and economic and financial indicators.

Besides the reputation associated to this prize, the PME Leader status gives access to several benefits, such as:

  • Access to financial products in better conditions;
  • Privileged access to a network of services;
  • A better banking relationship;
  • It’s a quality certificate to companies in their relationship with the market.



IAPMEI have mission to:

Promote corporate competitiveness and growth, assure the support to conception, execution and evaluation of politics aimed to the industrial activity, to increase innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate investment in the companies that work in areas under the authority of the Portuguese Ministry of Economy, namely small and medium dimension companies, excluding those of the Tourism sector and the competences of following in this field, which are of the Portuguese Director General of the Economic Activities.

The importance of this organization has been already recognized by the EEPA – European Enterprise Promotion Awards that awarded PME Leader with the prize in the category Development of the Corporate Environment of 2016. This prize recognizes PME Leader as a pioneer initiative with a great impact in the funding of the companies, in the recognition of PME and by making the information in the market flow better.


Green Ibérica will keep “Naturally on the way” towards value delivery to our customers.

EVERGREEN is the Global Carrier with More Ships Ordered!

EVERGREEN is the shipping line with more new ships ordered worldwide! There are currently 69 container vessels that our shipping represented expects to receive over the next three years. In total there will be approximately 560,000 TEU that will reinforce EVERGREEN’s fleet!

Orders include:

  • 25 C-Class ships (with a capacity of 1,800 TEU or more);
  • 14 Ships with 2,500 TEU capacity;
  • 20 F-Class ships (approximately 12,000 TEU capacity);
  • And finally 10 Megamax ships with approximately 24,000 TEU capacity each.


Shipyards Accountable for the Construction of the Ships Ordered

EVERGREEN Ships ordered

Orders were placed in 10 different processes, allowing to speed up the construction and delivery of the container vessels. In the case of Megamax – expected to be delivered between 2021 and 2022 – six are being built at Samsung’s shipyards, the remaining four at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Jiangnan Shipyard. Regarding the 20 F-Class – to be delivered between 2020 and 2021 – eight are in charge of Samsung and the remaining twelve of Imabari. About the ships with 2,500 TEU capacity, four are being built at Jiangnan shipyards and ten at Imabari. Finally, the remaining 25 C-Class are distributed by Tsuneishi, Hyundai Mipo, Imabari and Jiangsu (4, 10, 9 and 2 respectively) to be delivered throughout 2020 and 2021.


EVERGREEN’s New Ships and Environmental Commitments

These new commissioned container vessels follow EVERGREEN’s fundamental premise to grow in a sustainable way, doing everything to keep our natural heritage safe. In this sense, all ships will be delivered already equipped with various environmental protection systems and strictly complying with the regulations of international maritime agencies.

With these new acquisitions EVERGREEN continues its commitment to revitalizing and growing its fleet. This increases the quality of the service provided to our customers and significantly reduces emissions of polluting gases into the atmosphere.


Green Ibérica is the exclusive representative of EVERGREEN in Portugal. If you have cargo to transport by sea, please get in touch with us.

International Chamber of Commerce Releases Incoterms 2020

Incoterms 2020 has been released! As we mentioned before, the new international commerce terms take effect on January 1, 2020.

Incoterms are fundamental to foreign trade as they provide a set of contract terms for international freight. With this new edition, the ICC – International Chamber of Commerce aims to increase confidence and transparency in business and global trade.

The main purpose of Incoterms is, as it has always been since their first version of 1936, to simplify communication processes, as well as to present international negotiating terms. This new Incoterms aim to be more reachable and easier to use than their previous versions. This includes more detailed explanations, aided and reinforced with graphs illustrating the responsibilities of importers and exporters, for each Incoterms rule. The introduction of Incoterms 2020 includes detailed explanations to help direct you to the most appropriate Incoterm for a given transaction, or how your sales contract will interact with complementary contracts.


Some of Incoterms 2020 main characteristics are:

  • To provide for demonstrated market need in relation to bills of lading (BL) with an on-board notation and the Free Carrier (FCA) Incoterms rule;
  • To align different levels of insurance coverage in Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) and Carriage and Insurance Paid to (CIP);
  • To include arrangements for carriage with own means of transport in FCA, Delivered at Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP);
  • There is a change in the three-letter name for Delivered at Terminal (DAT) to DPU;
  • Incoterms 2020 includes security-related requirements within carriage obligations and costs…


In line with their commitment to develop technology available to everyone, access to the essential information on new Incoterms is available on a Mobile Application launched by ICC, which includes a wide range of informational elements, including breaking news, events and training.

Learn more about Incoterms 2020.

You may acquire new Incoterms 2020, under ICC conditions, HERE.

Ever Govern has joined EVERGREEN

Ever Govern is the ninth G-Class (20,000+ TEU) ship to be part of the EVERGREEN’s fleet. After the arrival of this “megamax” ship, only two of this class are still to be delivered, to complete the order of the eleven ordered in 2015. The latter is expected to arrive as early as September.

For now Ever Govern has joined the OCEAN Alliance in the Asia – Europe ‘NEU6’ loop (branded as ‘CEM’ by EVERGREEN).

Ever Govern and New ULCV Characteristics

As we have already mentioned in the past, this giant of 400 m in length and 59 m (23 rows) in breadth, comes with an 11-cylinder MAN-B & W G95ME engine, delivering around 59,250 kW. This engine allows you to reach speeds that can reach 21 knots.

New ULCV and the Environment

Unlike the first seven ships of this class already delivered, Ever Govern, as well as the remaining 3 ships that make up the 11 ordered, already comes with a SOx scrubber installed. This “extra” means a loss of 144 TEU of capacity (from 20,388 TEU to 20,244 TEU). This is, however, an investment aimed at the greater good of preserving the environment. With this we will be limiting pollutant emissions to the atmosphere and, consequently, our ecological footprint.

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Ever Grade has been delivered to EVERGREEN, last January 15th.

After the delivery of 5 ULCV – Ultra Large Container Vessel (Ever Goods, Ever Golden, Ever Genius, Ever Given e Ever Gifted), now was time to Ever Grade to start its service to Evergreen, the 6th of 11. The delivery of these 20,388 TEU “megamax” ships began in March 2018 and intents to be concluded in next September.


New ULCV Characteristics

EVER GOLDEN Vessel - Rilland-Bath

Like it’s twins, this G-Class ship is equipped with an eleven-cylinder MAN-B&W G95ME main engine rated at 59,250 kW MCR. This ships can reach commercial speeds of up to 21 knots.

The ship measurements are about 400 meters in length and about 59 meters wide, making possible to accommodate about 21,000TEU. These vessels are designed to have larger depth to strengthen hull structure therefore making navigation safer.


Ever Grade is a Clear Bet In The European Market

Ever Grade was incorporated in the Ocean Alliance in the Asia – Europe “NEU6” service, the “CEM” China – Europe – Mediterranean of EVERGREEN.

EVERGREEN’s ships which used to operate in this service, used to have about 14,000TEU. This fleet is being upgraded to 20,000TEU ships. The first “megamax” ship to be integrated in “CEM” was Ever Golden that came from “NEU3” last December.

With the transport capacity increase to the European market, Ocean Alliance recognize the value of Europe, as its potential to grow.


This program is leading to an increase and renewal of EVERGREEN’s fleet. Therefore this will allow to increase the quality of the service we, Green Ibérica, supply to our customers. Beyond that, this will reinforce the line’s competitiveness in the marketplace as gets a lot more ecological with all the green technology support the vessels are equipped with.

If you wanna know more about our services, get in touch with us!

Ever Gifted starts operations for Evergreen Line

Ever Gifted is the fifth of the brand new G-Class at Evergreen’s disposal. With six vessels yet to be delivered, these giants of the sea are the carrier’s largest container ships and they come with standard ‘megamax’ dimensions of 400 m in length and 59 m (23 rows) in breadth.

The first of these ships was delivered on March 2018 and the last one is expected to be delivered on September 2019

Equipped by an eleven-cylinder MAN-B&W G95ME main engine rated at 59,250 kW MCR, the ships can reach commercial speeds of up to 21 knots.

The Ever Gifted joined the OCEAN Alliance Asia – Europe ‘NEU6’ loop. This service is branded ‘CEM’ by Evergreen.

This Evergreen-operated loop is currently being upgraded from 14,000 to 20,000 TEU tonnage. The first ‘megamax’ to phase into the ‘NEU6’ was the Ever Golden, shifted from the ‘NEU3’, where she was replaced by 14,000 TEU tonnage, in early December.

This capacity boost allocated to the European market is a clear sign of the trust Evergreen have in this geographic area. It is a clear recognition of its value and its growth potential.

Importation, Import to Portugal

How to Import to Portugal – Guidelines

Export of and Import to Portugal, can be the only ways for a company to have a reliable economic model in one market as limited as the Portuguese.

Nowadays, if you want to have a company economically sustainable, especially in a limited market as the Portuguese, frontiers can and should be, just geographic references, not having vital importance in where businesses take place. It is in this context that products Importation and Exportation – intra-community acquisition of goods, when within European Union – rise.

Import to Portugal in a safety way, is not too complex. That doesn’t mean that it does not have any risks. It is important to identify those risks, be ready and mitigate them. You have to pay attention to some processes so everything go without unpleasant surprises.

In this article, Green Ibérica intends to approach the theme “How to Import to Portugal” and give a few tips to help you with this process.



First of all, planning is crucial. As Portuguese, we have the art of “desenrascar” crusted in our identities. Maybe you should keep that cultural quality for other fields, though. You’ll have to develop a good business plan so you can know/define the strategic way to follow. Research, study, devote resources and describe in detail all the actions you’ll have to take.


Make Sure You Are Legally Able to Import to Portugal

After you plan and know exactly the way to go, make sure your company have every legal requirements needed in this kind of transactions. Make sure the “NIPC” of the company have the importation and exportation activity in the corporate object.


Select Your Importation Suppliers

To make sure that you can rely on your potential suppliers to import to Portugal, you should attend to fairs, conferences, congresses, etc., that they can be at.  Beyond that, personal contact with the company, with their representatives and with their products and services can help you deciding if that is what you need. Look for references. Try to know more about their clients. If possible, try to reach them and hear their experience.

There are several websites that can help you researching for the best places to go. n’Feiras and 10times are just two examples, there are much more, you just have to look in the area you want to.


Go to the Supplier Factory

There are no better way to know your suppliers and their products, than go and see them in loco. If you have that opportunity check all the manufacturing process. Including machinery conditions, certificates, safety norms and anything that can certify the integrity of your supplier.


Built an Expenses Sheet

Is not easy to get immediately how much you will pay. The product price is just one of the costs you will have. To be aware of taxes, charges, insurances and other amounts of the import to Portugal transaction, will help you determine its feasibility.

So, before you close a deal, be aware all the potential costs, which can include:

  • International Shipping;
  • International Shipping insurance;
  • Importation Taxes;
  • Customs Fees;
  • VAT;
  • Bank Expenses;
  • Port Charges;
  • Storage Charges;
  • Customs Broker;
  • Internal Shipping…


Negotiate Incoterms

By the time of the negotiation it is possible your supplier offers you three intercoms[1]  for the cargo shipping:

  • FOB (Free On Board or FCA – Free CArrier, for air cargo) – cover the shipping costs, from the place of receipt to the Port of Loading.

  • CFR (Cost and FReight) – the seller its responsible for the sea shipping.

  • DAP (Delivery At Place) – The seller is the responsible for all the costs of the shipping, since the place of receipt to the place of delivery.

To choose the best incoterm will depend on the knowledge and the contacts you have, mostly in the origin place of the goods you acquire.


Documents Needed to Import to Portugal

After boarding, the exporter send several documents that will allow the importer to release the cargo in the customs. Be aware on the details in the documents. Little inaccuracies can drive to major problems, which ultimately can lead to the apprehension of the goods. If you don’t have the knowledge, looking for an experienced partner can be important.

There are global laws, and so documentation, which are mandatory all over the world. Besides that, there are local laws and local legislation that should be studied, so you avoid unpleasant surprises.

Some of the most important documents to importation:

  • Bill of Lading (B/L) – Is the most important document in the sea shipping. It is issued by the containerized shipping company (or by a transport agent, as Green Ibérica) to be informed about a cargo shipping. B/L has three main purposes: is the shipping contract between the shipper and the containerized shipping company; is the delivery receipt of the cargo; and is possession title of the goods, which usually can be negotiated/transferred.

  • AirWay Bill – Such as B/L in sea shipping, AirWay Bill is the most important document in air cargo transport. In contrast to B/L, it can’t be negotiable. The main functions of AirWay Bill are: transport contract; receipt proof of the goods; freight bill; insurance certificate; customs declaration…

  • Commercial Invoice – Emitted by the supplier, the commercial invoice have the data of the company and of the cargo. In many countries is used to determine the value of the goods that will determine the customs fee.

  • Packing List – It’s a supplementary document to the commercial invoice, which intent is to describe the content of the shipment. Identify volumes, dimensions, weights, references, etc., of each package. In short, Packing List covers transported boxes and/or packages. Commercial invoice covers every item commercialized.

  • Origin Certificate – As its name, this document certificate the origin of the goods. There are several Origin Certificates, the most usual is the Form A. This form also allows to have access to tax benefits of some goods.

  • Insurance Certificate – It’s a way to assure consignees that possible losses and/or damages occurred in the goods during the shipping, are covered.




We’ve had discussed some tips that can be useful if you are thinking about internationalize your business. Export of and Import to Portugal, and so internationalization, can be the only way for you to manage a dynamic and secure company. Even so, maybe you shouldn’t take the deep plunge. Work your way paying attention to the market´ response. Don’t forget, the most important is for you to surround yourself of people/companies secure and experienced in the field. Gather as many information as you can.

Work hard, be confident and believe. Your resilience will be awarded!


Green Ibérica



[1] Incoterms are the international terms used in commerce, which determine duties and obligations of both importers and exporters. Know more about Incoterms in the website of ICC – International Chamber of Commerce. ­­­

EVERGREEN Completes Its 50th Anniversary

Evergreen completes 50 years! The month of its half-century celebration it’s the right time for a retrospective, to see where it came, what has accomplished and what has learned.


Evergreen – 50 Years of History

Evergreen was born of the sea. Braving winds and waves, we sail at the forefront of the global stage.

Evergreen Group Founder and Chairman Dr. Y. F. Chang established Evergreen Marine Corp. in 1968. After 50 years, we have overcome challenges and continue to steer a steady course to a future of infinite possibilities.

“I just love the sea. I can’t bear to give up my work in the maritime industry. To pursue a career, you need to set a target and devote yourself to achieve that goal. If you fail, try again. Failure is the mother of success, just keep on trying.

When I first started the company I didn’t aspire to become a shipping magnate, vessels of 500 tons would be enough to meet our demand, rather than anything bigger. Back then, it was hard to imagine the scale of our operation today.”

Dr. Y. F. Chang


In 1968, Dr. Chang started the company with just one used general cargo ship. Despite adversities and fierce competition his leadership encouraged employees to remain positive and overcome obstacles along the way.

“At that beginning we were based in a four-story building on Chang-an East Road. My apartment was on the fourth floor and the offices were on the first and second floors. We were a small company with a few bulk vessels.

You should all still remember the fire that occurred on Ever Island in Keelung. That was a very, very tough time. At that time, we asked Marubeni Corporation for support to build five new general cargo ships. I planned on building container ships. Marubeni’s business department head asked me why would Evergreen want to venture into container shipping, do you have the ability to do so, and to that I replied – Yes, definitely!”

Dr. Y. F. Chang


Historical Milestones

1969 – Launched Taiwan’s first Far East-Arabian-Persian Gulf regular liner service.

1972 – Inaugurated Taiwan’s first Far East-Caribbean linear Service. Guided by Dr. Chang’s exceptional vision Evergreen embraced fully-containerized transportation.

1975 – Launched Taiwan’s first Far East-US East Coast container route becoming the first shipping company in Taiwan to offer containerized service.

1979 – Inaugurated Taiwan’s first Far East-Europe full container service breaking the century-old monopoly held by the Far Eastern Freight Conference.

1983 – Built the Far East’s largest inland container terminal.

1984 – Inaugurated round-the-world eastbound and westbound full container services marking an unprecedented milestone in the shipping industry.

1985 – Became the world’s largest container shipping company. All across the world we keep up our pace of development going forward we are committed to creating more possibilities for the global transportation industry.


We Are Still Growing

For 50 years, with an iron will, we have ventured far and wide across the seas, on land and in the skies to make Evergreen what it is today.

As a leading brand in the global shipping industry, Evergreen has attained many significant milestones and gained international recognition. We now operate a fleet of more than 200 container ships and serve all five continents. With more than 300 locations around the world we are growing steadily and continuously innovating.

Our operating strategy is comprehensive and flexible, and we upgrade e-commerce capabilities providing high-quality and efficient shipping services to all customers. In the pursuit of greater operational efficiency, we remain true to our corporate philosophy of generating profit, caring for employees and giving back to society.

We use the most advanced shipping technologies to promote sustainable coexistence between people and the environment and to protect the earth.

Evergreen´s success today is the result of the concerted efforts of our entire team as well as the support and encouragement of all our customers and partners. From our beginnings in shipping the Evergreen’ spirit of challenge, innovation and teamwork has led us to diversify into a network of affiliated companies with mutual ties all growing and thriving together.

We strive to be a positive influence for every level of society and share our achievements to produce solid returns for all. We firmly believe that success is built on respect, integrity, sharing and mutual prosperity. Through 50 years of endurance, Evergreen flourishes from its roots in the sea. We continue our pursuit of service excellence and explore more possibilities for the future.

We thank every one of our colleagues and partners who have worked alongside us over the past 50 years. Your support motivates us to stay true to that original aspiration, to brave the wind and waves, and forge ahead.

We will uphold the concept of sustainable development and carry on with a steady and pragmatic approach to continuously upgrade, surpass and expand our comprehensive transportation services while pursuing the grand vision that leads us to navigate our way to every corner of the world.

At Evergreen we are proudly dedicated to making life better for everyone whether at sea, on land or in the sky, our goal is to enrich people’s lives and to work hand-in-hand to create a better future.

Evergreen at 50.

Full Steam Ahead!



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Evergreen Reinforce Its Fleet With 38 New Ships

Evergreen has announced its plans to increase its fleet with 38 new ships mid-sized. The new vessels will be supplied under long-term charter contracts.

Regarding the capacity of the new fleet members, 14 will have about 2.500 TEU as the other 24 will take about 1.800 TEU. The containerships are to be split equally between two subsidiaries of Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC): Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) and the Panama-registered Greencompass Marine S.A.

These 38 new vessels in the carrier’s pipeline join the 36 previously ordered, and boost Evergreen’s orderbook to 74 ships, totaling 502.000 TEU (43.8% of our existing fleet), the largest orderbook of all carriers.


Before Ordered Containerships

As afore mentioned, 36 containerships, from previous orders, are yet to be delivered. Of those, 20 will have about 11.850 TEU capacity, 8 will have about 2.900 TEU and the last 8 will have about 21.000 TEU.

Of the twenty 11.850 TEU’ containerships, 8 will be acquired to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) as the other 12 will be charter to Shoei Kisen Kaisha (as we previously announced).

The eight 2.900 TEU’ “B-Class” vessels are part of an order of 20, of which 12 has already been delivered.

Last but not least, the other eight 21.000 TEU’ ULCV are not to be forgotten. These Ultra-Large Container Vessels, equipped with “G-Type” motors, will join the other 3 already integrated in the fleet. They are to be delivered until September 2019.


New Ships’ Main Advantages

Beyond increase and renew Evergreen’s fleet, these new ships are a major step towards, concerning environmental protection measurements, and so in line with Evergreen’s identity. With this we intend to serve the best service to our clients, never neglecting our social responsibility, thru a path of development allied to sustainability.


Evergreen’ New ULCV Are Already Arriving

Evergreen is reinforcing its fleet and two of eleven ULCV (Ultra Large Container Vessel) were already delivered.

We want to always have the most advanced shipbuilding technologies and so we aimed to the new generation of ultra-large containerships. The first to arrive was the Ever Golden, followed by Ever Goods.

New ULCV Characteristics

The ship measurements are about 400 meters in length and about 59 meters wide. The ship design incorporates optimized hull profiles and minimum ballast water requirements to maximize cargo carrying capability. The vessels are designed to have lager depth to strengthen hull structure and navigation safety.


Role New ULCV Play in the Evergreen’ Environmental Compromises

EVER GOLDEN ULCV Vessel - Rilland-Bath

In line with the stringent eco-friendly criteria that Evergreen has imposed on its own operation, the ships are equipped with various environmental protection devices and fully comply with the regulations of international maritime agencies. Ship-to-shore real time data transmission system is introduced to enable operation concerned departments on land to monitor navigation statistics and weather condition, analyze the data and take in time action for speed optimization and route planning at sea. The capabilities can lower fuel consumption and enhance navigation safety. The ship’s new generation G-type main engine is developed with a longer stroke to operate at lower speeds with capability to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

The program will rejuvenate the fleet thereby enhancing the quality of service also we, Green Ibérica, offer to our customers. This will reinforce the line’s competitiveness in the marketplace as get a lot more ecological with all the green technology support the vessels are equipped with.