It’s October 4th, the Day Green Ibérica Will Return to the office!

It’s October 4th, the Day Green Ibérica Will Return to the office!

The months of containment, safekeeping and self-protection have been long. Times when life as we knew it remained suspended.

After some “false starts”, false hopes and a few steps back, it seems we are finally able to get back to the right path: forward. The conditions seem to be in place for a “new normal”, more like the old one – because not everything that is new is good.

With this, and taking all the necessary precautions, we are ready and Green Ibérica will return to our facilities. The long-awaited return will be on the 4th of October, and we will follow all the rules, so that it can be done safely!

We will meet again, but not everything will be the same. Because this still have to be a responsible return, adapted to a new reality, despite being an important step in the right direction.

We believe that, during the last few months, we were able to deliver our services effectively, without being felt that we were with a part of the team in a teleworking regime.

This is the time to take a step forward, it’s time to get back to base!

EVER ACE, the Largest Container Carrier in the World, Beats the World Record for Cargo Carried!

EVER ACE, the Largest Container Carrier in the World, Beats the World Record for Cargo Carried!

EVER ACE, which recently became the largest containership to cross the world’s seas, also broke the record for transported cargo, on its maiden voyage in the Suez Canal, with 21,718TEU! That’s 285TEU more than the previously recorded maximum!

Since it was its maiden voyage, and because of its unique dimensions, it was closely observed by the Suez Canal Authority, as is usual in these circumstances.

According to the Suez Canal Authority, following its protocols for large ships, especially on its maiden voyages, chief guides were sent to receive and welcome the ship. In addition, a group of senior authority guides, and a tugboat, were assigned to provide additional navigation support while the main traffic office and guide stations, monitored the EVER ACE’s progress during transit.

The head of the Suez Canal Authority, Lieutenant-General Rabie, took the opportunity to highlight the cooperation between that authority and EVERGREEN. The long relationship with EVERGREEN was highlighted with the approximately 210 ships of the Line that transited through the channel in the last 12 months, representing more than 31 million tons. In 2021, around 145 ships belonging to the shipping company, with a total net tonnage of approximately 22 million tons, already passed through the channel.

EVER ACE Features

The first of 12 containerships of the new “A-Class” category, and the first “Megamax-24” in the EVERGREEN fleet (the remaining will be delivered during this and the next year of 2022), have 23 992 TEU, 400 meters long, 62 meters wide and deadweight of 225,000 tons. These new megamax ships are equipped and powered with exhaust gas purifiers. To add to all that, this vessel is equipped with an 11-cylinder WinGD X92B diesel engine, that drives the ship at speeds of up to 22.5 knots.

EVER ACE – The Largest Container Ship in the World Already Sails on EVERGREEN!

EVER ACE, which has become the largest container ship to cross the world’s seas, is already sailing under the command of EVERGREEN! It was at the end of last July that Samsung Heavy Industries delivered to EVERGREEN the EVER ACE. With a capacity of 23,992 TEU, this giant has become the largest container ship to sail the world’s seas!

EVER ACE Features

The first of 12 container ships of the new “A-Class” category, and the first “Megamax-24” in the EVERGREEN fleet (the remaining will be delivered during this and the next year of 2022), in addition to the aforementioned capacity for 23 992 TEU, have 400 meters long, 62 meters wide and deadweight of 225,000 tons. These new megamax ships are equipped and powered with exhaust gas purifiers. To add to all that, this vessel is equipped with an 11-cylinder WinGD X92B diesel engine, that drives the ship at speeds of up to 22.5 knots.

EVERGREEN’s New Ships and Environmental Commitments

In line with th­e environmental concerns that EVERGREEN has imposed in its own activity, these new megamax, as well as seen in the latest G-Class already delivered, come equipped with various environmental protection systems and strictly comply with the regulations of international maritime agencies.

These vessels incorporate new intelligent technology, which includes energy-saving devices that significantly reduce fuel consumption and thus reduce toxic gas emissions into the atmosphere.

With these new acquisitions, EVERGREEN bets on the rejuvenation and increase of its fleet. This increases the quality of the service provided to its customers and significantly reduces the emission of polluting gases into the atmosphere.

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

EVER GIVEN Departed from the Suez Canal Last Wednesday

EVER GIVEN Departed from the Suez Canal Last Wednesday.

Evergreen Line was notified that, after more than 100 days held in the Suez Canal, EVER GIVEN was finally allowed to sail.

The approximately 400 meters giant, with a capacity of over 20,000TEU, was released after the owners, the Japanese company Shoei Kisen Kaisha, and the Suez Canal Authority reached an agreement regarding the compensation to be paid. The value, which was initially at US$ 916 million, ended up being reduced to US$ 550 million.

According to the information provided by the company that owns the containership to Evergreen, EVER GIVEN departed the Great Bitter Lake in the Suez Canal and arrived safely at Port Said. Here it will be inspected and as soon as it obtains the seaworthiness certificate, it will depart towards Rotterdam, where it is to be expected on July 23rd.

Evergreen appreciates the efforts of all interested parties and will keep in close contact with the owner of EVER GIVEN so that the ship can resume its voyage.

Green Ibérica Portugal – Celebrating 34th anniversary, is naturally, on the way!!!

Green Ibérica Portugal – Celebrating 34th anniversary is naturally, on the way!!!

More than 3 decades elapsed since Green Ibérica was established in Portugal. This route was sailed with hard work and challenges and gave us rewards for the many achievements accomplished!

Today we live difficult and challenging times, we know it well, but we are here, resilient and with all the strength to continue fighting, believing that what is to come will always be better.

Our success was not done alone. We must thank everyone, from colleagues, to suppliers, customers and friends!

May this be another one of many years of victories!!!

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.

 

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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.

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About IAPMEI

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.

We Are Still Here to Take Your Cargo!

The moments we are currently experiencing are quite troubled. We were forced to change habits, to adapt to a new and strange reality. It won’t be forever, nor will it be for much longer! – we hope.

In any case, being confined to our homes did not end Green Ibérica’s mission: transport your cargoes as far as the seas reach – and even beyond!

At a time of adaptations, and although we continue with our usual services using new methodologies, we also ask for your collaboration. If you don’t do it yet, we ask you to also adapt your processes and make maximum use of the technology we have been providing for some time now.

Through our e-commerce platform, ShipmentLink, you have access to several features that you can use and, thus, streamline processes, perform actions and obtain information.

At ShipmentLink you can perform several actions, of which we highlight:

You also have access to various information relevant for your shipment, such as:

In the same way, and considering the risk posed by the circulation of physical documents, we also request that you only ask the issue of originals as a last resort.

Let’s all work for the common good!

For any further information, get in touch with us.

Air Cargo Transport Doesn’t Stop!

The limitations raised by the pandemic COVID-19 are widely known, especially with regard to air cargo transportation. In a period of state of emergency, felt a little (or a lot) around the world, travel was drastically limited, leaving many airlines on the ground, and with them passengers and, in large part, cargo.

But it is not this virus that will stop us! Naturally experiencing greater difficulties in transporting goods by air, with some of the companies limiting – or even suspending – flights to and from Portugal, we went looking for ways to continue to serve our customers.

With this, we continue to have represented companies flying to several places of the world, among which:

  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Middle East

Find available destinations by clicking on our represented:

At a time when uncertainty dominates world trade, it is with some naturalness that we assume the possibility of adjustments and adaptations in the air cargo agendas and destinations above. Even so, we believe we are able to serve you with the best options that the market currently offers.

Green Ibérica’s Contingency Plan

As you may know, and like most Portuguese companies where this practice is possible, Green Ibérica has its contingency plan active, with the minimum essential services working in our facilities. This does not mean, in any way, that we reduce the demand or the quality of our service, on the contrary!

Fortunately, there are several technological tools on the market today that allow us to continue our work without limitations, and even with more alternatives! In contacts, for example, we are now available to answer via Microsoft Teams, or by the usual direct phones of each one in the company, which you can find HERE.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us!

COVID-19 Contingency Plan

As we all know,  Covid-19 outbreak is having a huge impact on life and work in Portugal and in the world, changing routines, forcing everyone to adapt and to a reality that we have known only from the Science fiction.
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The most important thing right now is our health, as individuals and as community.

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For this reason, and because it is everyone’s responsibility, Green Ibérica activated our contingency plan, with the minimum services working in our offices and with the rest team from home, under telework. With This, and despite the necessary natural adjustments to a different way of working, we have managed to provide 100% service to our customers.

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Portugal is recognized as a country of resilient people, who reveal their true strength in the most difficult times. Together we have overcome crises, plagues, natural disasters, and we always come out stronger. Now it won’t be any different!
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You can get in touch with us by our usual contacts.

OCEAN Alliance Announced New “Day 4 Product”

Last January 9 EVERGREEN sign, with the other lines of OCEAN Alliance, the official agreement of the new “Day 4 Product”, which will be introduced next April, right ahead of the summer peak season.

The new “Day 4 Product” is very similar to the current “Day 3 Product”. Its 38 services, which include: seven Far East-North Europe loops; four Asia-Mediterranean (one less than last year); 19 Transpacific; four Far East-Middle East, two Asia-Red Sea and two services between North Europe and the US East Coast.

The ports of call of some of the 38 loops will be altered. The most important  for the Portuguese market, with transhipment in Rotterdam, include:

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Far East – North Europe (Day 4 Product)

  • NE1: Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Singapore, Felixstowe, Zeebrugge, Gdansk, Wilhelmshaven, Piraeus, Singapore, Yantian, Shanghai;
  • NE3: Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Singapore, Piraeus, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Xingang;
  • NE7: Xiamen, Nansha, Hong Kong, Yantian, Cai Mep, Port Kelang, Piraeus, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Felixstowe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Xiamen;
  • FAL1: Xingang, Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Singapore, Southampton, Dunkirk, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Southampton, Algeciras, Port Kelang, Xingang;
  • FAL3: Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, Algeciras, Le Havre, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Malta, Port Kelang, Qingdao;
  • CEM: Kaohsiung, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Taipei, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Rotterdam, Felixstowe, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Colombo, Tanjung Pelepas, Kaohsiung;
  • CES: Ningbo, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Singapore, Colombo, Antwerp, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Port Kelang, Ningbo.

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For any additional information related to the “Day 4 Product” or any other shipping service, please contact us!