Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Evergreen christens newest container ship
The Evergreen Line fleet celebrated its first L-type containership this week, christening the Ever Lambent at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard.
The Ever Lambent will join the line's Far East-to-Europe route in August. The new 8,452-TEU ship can travel at a speed of 24.5 knots, is 334 meters long and 45.8 meters wide, and has 942 reefer plugs and a draft of 14.2 meters.
Evergreen's newest shipbuilding project, started in 2010 with an order of 20 L-type vessels from Samsung Heavy Industries to be delivered by 2014. Another order was placed in 2011 for 10 more L-type vessels from the Taiwan Shipbuilding Corp., to be delivered from 2013 to 2015.
In addition to the green features of S-series fleet, the L-type vessels are made from high-tensile steel with designs of optimized hull form and minimum ballast water to save fuel consumption and cut carbon emissions. The ships will be outfitted with an electronic-controlled fuel injection engine, allowing energy-efficient navigation for slow steaming.
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