Evergreen Line (Evergreen) has taken delivery of two new 12,000 TEU class F-type container ships, named the Ever Forever and the Ever Far.
Ever Forever will be put into service on the Asia-US East Coast (AUE) service, which follows a port rotation of Xiamen, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, through the Panama Canal to Colon Container Terminal in Panama and then to Savannah, New York, Norfolk and Baltimore before heading back to Asia.
The Ever Far will be deployed on the South China-Taiwan-US West Coast (HTW) route and will call at Los Angeles and Oakland.
The F-type containerships have a length of 334 meters, a width of 48.4 meters, and a scantling draft of 15.5 meters. The dimensions are within the draft limitations and terminal operation standards of major ports in the U.S. The ship’s hull adopts the twin-island design, in which the navigation bridge is located in the fore section of the ship and the engine room is located semi-aft. This configuration helps to prevent containers on the deck from affecting the view from the bridge and increases cargo loadability.
The optimized hull design reduces wave resistance, decreasing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The F-type ship is equipped with a facility to remove both sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide exhaust gases; ballast water treatment systems; electric deck machinery; air-sealed stern shaft seals; alternative maritime power (AMP) and other environmental protection features.
Evergreen has introduced the Smart Ship System into the design of the F-type ships, which has been certified by the relevant class societies. This advanced system can provide a full range of valuable information for both the crew and the supervising team ashore, helping to monitor the ship’s operational condition. This assists the crew to conduct safe and timely navigation and maintain trim optimization in accordance with changing weather and sea conditions. The ultimate aims are to reduce fuel consumption, optimize navigational routings and contribute to Evergreen’s green initiatives.