Port of Rotterdam: First Call of New Evergreen Series (The Netherlands)
Last week, on 4 September, ‘Ever Lambent’ was welcomed for the first time to the port of Rotterdam.
This container ship from the Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen is the first of a series of 30 new ships to be added to its fleet in the next two years. The Ever Lambent can transport almost 8500 TEU (20-foot containers) and has 942 reefer plugs for refrigerated containers. The ship was designed especially for slow sailing, enabling it to save 35 tonnes of fuel per day and reduce its CO2 emissions by 15%.
It is the first time in five years that Evergreen has put a new ship into service. The so-called S class was commissioned previously, and from the end of 2014 ten ultra-large ships of 13,800 TEU will follow. In 2011, Evergreen’s share of the market for sea container shipping was 4%; good for fifth place in the world rankings. In Rotterdam too, it is one of the larger container customers.
The green ships berth at ECT in the Amazonehaven, which is being widened so the larger, wider ships, including those of Evergreen, can be handled properly.
Press Release, September 11, 2012