OCTOBER 17, 2012—Ever Libra, the sixth L-type containership of Evergreen Line, was christened by Evergreen Group’s Vice Group Chairman Raymond Lin at Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. The ceremonial rope cutting for the new 8,452-TEU vessel was performed by Mrs. Lin Chang, Mei-Yao in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from Taiwan and abroad.
Ever Libra is owned by Evergreen Marine Corp. and will be delivered on October 22. 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 is fitted with alternative marine power, a ballast water treatment system, an electronic-controlled fuel-injection engine that supports slow steaming and many more eco-friendly features.
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. Seven of the 30 newbuildings are expected to be delivered by the end of 2012.