World’s largest container ship delivered

World’s largest container ship delivered

Ever Alot at sea. | Image Courtesy: CGTN

The new world’s largest containership was delivered to Evergreen Marine Corporation this week by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

The vessel is named Ever Alot. She has a carrying capacity of 24,004 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), making her the unofficial world record holder. The vessel measures 400 meters long by 61.5 meters wide and has a draft of 17 meters.

A subsidiary of CSSC, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding delivered Ever Alot to a subsidiary of Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine Corporation.

The vessel is the seventh in the Evergreen A class and the first in its class — and the world — to surpass 24,000 TEU. While they have the same dimensions, the first six ships in the class were built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, but they have a slightly smaller capacity of 23,992 TEU. The first ship in the class, Ever Ace, previously held the title of world’s largest following her delivery in July 2021.

In total, there are 13 ships planned for the Evergreen A Class, including four built by Hudong-Zhonghua.

Delivery of Ever Alot was confirmed by China state-owned media company CGTN.

OV Digital Desk