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Evergreen Line 20,000-TEU capacity new generation ultra-large container ships call at Colombo

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From left:  Hemas Operations Head Ajantha Samarakoon, CICT Marketing and Commercial Head Catriona Jayasundera, Evergreen Line Representative Capt. C.J. Lee, Mv. Ever Golden Master Capt. Reddy Nagi Jayaram, Mv. Ever Golden Chief Officer Duggal Pritpal Singh, CICT CEO Jack Huang, Hemas Maritime General Manager Mushin Kitchilan, Hemas Maritime Executive Director Preethilal Fernando, CICT Operations General Manager Kumar Siriwardane


From left: CICT Operations General Manager Kumar Siriwardane, SLPA Additional Managing Director Upali De Zoysa, SLPA Harbour Master Capt. Nirmal Silva, representatives of the ship’s local agent Hemas Maritime Ltd., Chairman Imtiaz Esufally, Mv. Ever Gifted Master Capt. Puri Gaurav, Hemas Maritime Executive Director Preethilal Fernando, CICT Marketing and Commercial Head Catriona Jayasundera, Hemas Maritime General Manager Mushin Kitchilan


Six of Evergreen Lines’ large vessels deployed in the Far East/European Trade have called at Colombo Port commencing from 18 December 2018. 

Mv. Ever Golden was the first vessel to call at Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) with carrying capacity of 20,388 TEUS followed by Mv. Ever Gifted making her maiden call on 1 January, Mv. Ever Given on 14 January, Mv. Ever Genius on 28 January, Mv. Ever Grade arrived on 6 February and Mv. Ever Goods on 18 February. 

Evergreen has taken the delivery of eight of its Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) out of its 20,388 TEUS capacity 11 ships from Japanese shipyard Imabari Group ordered through Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd. and all ordered vessels will be delivered over the next few months. 

With a LOA of 400 m and a breadth of 59 m (23 rows) the Evergreen’s largest fleet of vessels Mv. Ever Golden and her sister ships can reach a commercial speed of 21 knots. 

Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine intends to continue to expand its fleet after confirming that 47 vessels will join the company between 2018 and 2021. 

The ship design incorporates optimised hull profiles and minimise ballast water requirements to maximise cargo carrying capacity. The vessels are designed to have larger depth to strengthen hull structure and navigation safety and ships are fully complied with the regulations of International Maritime Agencies. 

Current service cooperation arrangements with its Global Alliance partners will enhance Evergreen to efficiently utilise the capacity and garner the potential benefits represented by lager vessels. 

With the new deliveries and renewals and expansion of fleet, the program will rejuvenate the fleet thereby enhancing the quality of service offered to customers and reinforcing the Liner’s competitiveness in the market place. 

The arrival of the Evergreen vessels were marked with a ceremony attended by SLPA Management, CICT Management as well as representatives for Evergreen Line and local agents – Hemas Maritime Ltd. 

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