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.

Evergreen Orders Twenty 11,000 TEU Containerships

Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) entered into an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) last February to order eight 11,000 TEU containerships. Four ships will be owned by EMC’s subsidiary, Greencompass Marine S.A. and a further four by Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd. Furthermore EMC entered into an agreement with Shoei Kisen Kaisha to charter twelve 11,000 TEU class containerships. The two subsidiaries of EMC will each charter six vessels. All twenty ships will be newbuildings and are due to be delivered from the third quarter of 2020 through to the last quarter of 2021.

Evergreen Marine Corp. emphasizes that the aim of this newbuilding program is to meet future market demand and to continue with its ongoing fleet renewal.


Dimensions and Key Benefits of the New Containerships

The ship dimensions are about 333.9 meters in length, 48.4 meters wide, able to carry 11,850 TEU with a deadweight of 127,000 metric tons at a scantling draft of 15.5 meters. The vessels are designed to sail at a service speed of 23 knots and can pass through the Panama Canal.

The ship’s length over all is shorter than those of ultra-large containerships currently plying the Asia – Europe trade, making it easier to manoeuver the ships during berthing or departure and bringing greater flexibility in fleet deployment.

In addition, the ships are specially designed to enable the loading of 40 foot containers on top of two 20 foot units; also known as “Russian stowage” or “mixed stowage”.  Such arrangement can not only increase the vessel’s loading flexibility but also maximize cargo-carrying capability.


Evergreen’s Fleet

Evergreen Line’s current operating fleet incorporates around 200 containerships with a total capacity above 1.1 million TEU.  To further enhance service quality and competitiveness, the carrier is continuing its fleet renewal program.  With the delivery of these newbuildings, Evergreen will redeliver older tonnage upon expiry of their charter agreements. In this way, the efficiency of its operating fleet will be optimized and the competitiveness of its services enhanced.

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, including a ballast water treatment system and alternative maritime power to fully comply with the regulations of international maritime agencies and authorities concerned.


With this fleet upgrade, Green Ibérica can offer to its clients in Portugal, a better service with direct routes between Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, which can represent a lower delivery time to that side of the planet. Besides that we also make a step toward our identity standards of being an Eco-friendly company.

Applauses to Green Ibérica – Empresa Aplauso 2018

Green Ibérica was distinguish with the prize Empresa Aplauso 2018.

This prize is given by Millennium BCP and aims to distinguish the economic performance, innovation capacity and financial soundness of Portuguese companies.

To be Empresa Aplauso 2018 will allow Green Ibérica to have access to several support services, several benefits in solutions and products, which will allow us to have a better management of our daily strategy. This prize also opens us the perspective to increase investment.

If you want to have as partner in the transportation of your goods a company recognized as solid and valuable, get in touch with us.

Evergreen Strengthens Asia – East Africa Service

In order to meet increasing and diverse market demands, Evergreen Line, Group of which Green Ibérica it’s part of, has announced enhancements to its current Asia – East Africa service (AEF) – adding to its direct calls in Central & Southern China.

Five vessels are currently deployed on the AEF service – three operated by Evergreen Line, the remaining two by COSCO and X-Press Feeders. To accommodate the extended service to China, Evergreen Line and COSCO will each provide one more vessel.

In addition to the current AEF calls in Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Kenya, the extended weekly service will provide a direct connection between three Chinese ports and Kenya. The jointly operated service will commence with a sailing from Shanghai on July 5th, 2018 and have the following port rotation:

Shanghai > Ningbo > Shekou > Singapore > Tanjung Pelepas > Port Klang (West Port) > Colombo > Mombasa > Colombo > Port Klang (West Port) > Tanjung Pelepas > Singapore > Shanghai


East Africa’s New Economic Reality

The economic development of the East African region in recent years has been one of consistent growth.  As a major trading partner, Chinese investment plays an important role in this growth and in particular has lead infrastructure construction, a significant driver of increased import cargoes to the area. The AEF service extension therefore is an appropriate reaction to customer demands within the China – East Africa trade.

With the advent of peak season in July, this upgraded AEF service will certainly be a great assistance for shippers on this trade lane.

Portugal will have great benefits with this new service, once Colombo is where transshipment is undertaken, representing an important Evergreen’s hub in the region.

If you have any doubt, please get in touch with us.