The seventh L-type containership for Evergreen Line, launched and named at Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard.
The new ship was christened by S.S. Lin, the Evergreen Group's First Vice Group Chairman, and the ceremonial rope cutting for the new 8,452-TEU vessel was performed by Mrs. Lai Chao-Yin, wife of Mr. Shiu Kuang-Si, the president of Mega International Commercial Bank, in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from Taiwan and abroad.
Ever Lawful is owned by Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The L-class containership is 334 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, with 942 reefer plugs and a draft of 14.2 meters. The vessel can cruise at a speed of up to 24.5 knots. The ship will join Evergreen Line's Far East - Europe routes after her delivery on November 20.
For fleet rejuvenation, Evergreen Group commenced a new shipbuilding project in 2010 and ordered 20 L-type vessels from Samsung Heavy Industries. In 2011, Evergreen placed an order for another 10 vessels of the same specifications with Taiwan Shipbuilding Corp.
L-class containerships are fitted with Alternative Marine Power (AMP) equipment, ballast water treatment system, and an electronic-controlled fuel-injection engine that supports slow steaming.
In the picture: From left: Anchor Chang, President of Evergreen Marine Corp.; Mrs. Lee-Ching Ko, Second Vice Group Chairman of Evergreen Group; S.S. Lin, First Vice Group Chairman of Evergreen Group; Mrs. Lai Chao-Yin, wife of Mr. Shiu Kuang-Si; Shiu Kuang-Si, President of Mega International Commercial Bank; and Ku Kuo-Chung, Captain of 'Ever Lawful'.