USA: Evergreen Makes First Regular Call at JAXPORT
JAXPORT and the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point marked a major milestone (Saturday morning) with the first regular liner call of international shipping giant Evergreen, one of the largest carriers in the world.
The Ever Unique, which can carry more than 5,300 TEU or twenty-foot equivalent containers, is part of a new service jointly operated by Evergreen and MOL of Japan. The new service expedites the movement of cargo directly from major ports in Asia (Vietnam, South China and Singapore) through the Suez Canal to Jacksonville and other key destinations on the U.S. East Coast. MOL provides nine ships and Evergreen one ship to the rotation, each with a capacity range of 4,500-5,600 TEU.
Source: JAXPORT, August 6, 2012