On 30 July 2021 the new 24,000TEU container ship Ever Ace built by Samsung Heavy Industries for Evergreen Marine made her maiden voyage to Qingdao Port, Shandong.

Ever Ace is the first of a series of 12 container ships ordered by Evergreen in China and South Korea shipyard. She was built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries and was officially delivered on 29 July.

The container capacity of Ever Ace reached 23,992TEU, surpassing HMM Algeciras (23,964TEU) which was delivered to the Korean operator HMM in 2020, and once again breaking the record as the world’s largest container ship.

Ever Ace will be put into the European high-quality route of Qingdao Port, Shandong, upgrading the capacity of the Ocean Alliance European routes to which Evergreen belongs, and at the same time adding more to Shandong Port to accelerate the construction of a world-class marine port.

The total export capacity of Ever Ace in Qingdao Port was 6,200TEU, including 4,533TEU of heavy containers. Compared with 1,353TEU of Evergreen’s first 20,000TEU ship in November 2018, the total container capacity increased by 368 per cent, including 239 per cent of Evergreen’s total container capacity.

After the delivery of Ever Ace, it is expected that Evergreen Marine will usher in another three class A container ships this year. All the four new ships will be put into operation on the European line and successfully catch up with the high freight rate era of the European line.

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