Transport communications

ISIS Communications are the press relations consultancy for the shipping and logistics industry.
Formed by transport people for transport people.
We can truly claim to understand our clients’ needs and ‘talk the same language’.
ISIS provide effective, value for money PR to some of the industry’s best-known names.

Board of the Shipowners’ Club Appoints New Chairman

The Shipowners’ Club marked the conclusion of Donald MacLeod’s six year tenure as Chairman with a Board meeting in his home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as a reception there for local Members and brokers. Philip Orme was appointed to succeed him as Chairman and expressed the Board’s appreciation of his successful oversight of the Club’s affairs during a particularly challenging period of its history with upheaval in the financial markets and prolonged difficulties in shipping markets.

Philip Orme, Chairman

Having been based in the UAE for many years, Philip was Managing Director of the Club’s longstanding Member Lamnalco when he was appointed to the Club Board in December 2005, the year that the Club celebrated its 150th anniversary. He is now CEO of Ocean Power International Limited, a company which owns and operates offshore vessels throughout the Middle East. A qualified accountant, he has served as Chairman of the Finance Committee since July 2008 as well as Vice-Chairman of the Club.

ENDS

Notes for Editors:

The Shipowners’ Club is a mutual marine liability insurer, providing Protection & Indemnity insurance to small and specialist vessels since 1855. The Club currently insures over 33,000 vessels from more than 6,200 Members worldwide and is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs.  The Club has branches in London and Singapore. 

Logistics with a green footprint

Dachser DIY Logistics interlinks sustainability and global growth

spoga+gafa 2014, 8/31 – 9/2, Cologne, Hall 6.1, Stand D001

 
Green footprints on the floor of the spoga+gafa hall – has someone stepped in a can of paint during preparations for the trade fair? No, the footprints at the entrance to Hall 6.1 at the Cologne DIY and Garden Fair lead directly to the Dachser stand, where trade visitors can use stickers to leave “footprints” of their own. It’s all in a good cause, because Dachser will be planting a tree for each footprint.  The logistics provider is cooperating with the “We plant trees” initiative of the German DIY, Construction and Garden Industry Trade Association, BHB e.V.

“How can you calculate the exact CO2 emission of a shipment, reduce it wherever possible and, at the same time, support customers in the DIY and garden industry in their logistics-intensive, global growth? Those are only a few of the questions that suppliers of logistics services are currently facing,” explains Ralf Meistes, Department Head DIY-Logistics at Dachser.

As Europe’s leading provider of groupage logistics, Dachser uses a computer tool to calculate the ecological footprint of a shipment. The program is automated and makes its calculations based on real transport data, such as loading capacity, vehicle type and distance actually covered. This system complies with both European standard EN16258 and French law (Decree 1336) on carbon emissions reporting requirements. In addition, Dachser has implemented a whole series of measures for reducing the environmental footprint of transport and storage as much as possible.

For information on this, see http://www.dachser.com/de/en/Ecology_49.htm

Worldwide activity serving the DIY and garden supply industries

In its fully integrated logistics network, Dachser collects goods from their producers, stores them when required, delivers them by truck to construction and garden supply stores and, where needed, actually puts them on the shelves. The goods flow continuously as required through the Dachser DIY supply pipeline, from supplier to point-of-sale and occasionally back again. As a result, all products are available on the market at all times and are never out of stock. In addition, Dachser also takes care of direct delivery to the end user of large and/or heavy goods from the DIY and garden inventory and thus supports the creation of multichannel distribution structures for customers in industry and trade.

Dachser’s internationally structured DIY Logistics solution provides its know-how to the DIY and garden supply industries. After all, the logistics firm delivers goods daily in a fixed timeframe to all 18,000 DIY and garden supply stores in Europe. The SynLOG consolidation concept reduces ramp contacts, and Quality Control in the Far East completes the concept. Dachser DIY logistics cooperates with the BHB industry association, the Haus & Garten manufacturers’ association, the IVG (garden industry association), the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN), and GreenNet.

About Dachser

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, is one of the leading logistics providers in Europe.

Dachser provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customer-specific services in three business fields: Dachser European Logistics, Dachser Food Logistics, and Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary services, such as contract logistics, consulting and advisory services, and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless transport network—both in Europe and overseas—and information technology that is fully integrated into all its systems provide intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

With a staff of 25,000 employees in 42 countries at 471 locations in 42 countries, in 2013, Dachser generated revenue of nearly EUR 5 billion and handled 70 million shipments.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.de

“K” LINE PRESS RELEASE : FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR 1st QUARTER F2014

31 July 2014

 

Please be advised that “K” Line has released the following press statements today:

・Financial Highlights for 1st Quarter F2014 – http://bit.ly/1u2TAxT

・”K” Line and Ports America Reach Deal on Strategic Partnership – http://bit.ly/UNl5Po

These statements are also available from their Website both English and Japanese.

http://www.kline.co.jp/en/

 

For further information, please contact:

Kiyoshi Tokonami

General Manager, IR & PR Group

Tel: +81-3-3595-5189 Fax: +81-3-3595-5001

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line)

“K” Line Announce Change of Executive Officers

July 31, 2014 

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has decided in a board meeting held today on changes of Executive Officers.

New Appointment as of August 1, 2014

New  Position

Name

Present Position

Executive Officer

Shuzo Kawano

General Manager, Information System Group, President of “K” Line Business Systems Co., Ltd.

 

Please see below the list of responsibilities of Executive Officers scheduled on and after August 1, 2014 and October 1, 2014.

 

Attachment: The responsibilities of Executive Officers on and after August 1, 2014

Title

Name

Responsibilities

President & CEO

Jiro Asakura

Vice President Executive Officer

Eizo Murakami

Assistant to CEO, Marine Sector, Technical and Environmental Affairs, Fuel Cost Control

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Takashi Torizumi

General Affairs, Legal, Human Resources, Accounting, CSR & Compliance

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Kazutaka Imaizumi

Drybulk Sector, India/ASEAN Multi-Transport & Logistics Development

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Toshiyuki Suzuki

Containerships Sector, Port Business

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Hiromichi Aoki

Energy Transportation Sector, Car Carrier Sector, IR & PR

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Tsuyoshi Yamauchi

Finance, Corporate Planning, Corporate Legal Risk Management, Logistics, Business Promotion

Managing Executive Officer

Eiji Kadono

Marine Sector, Fuel Cost Control, Environment

Managing Executive Officer

Kazuhiko Harigai

Bulk Carrier Business, Thermal Coal, Woodchip and Pulp Carrier Business

Managing Executive Officer

Shunichi Arisaka

Technical and Environmental Affairs, Fuel Cost Control

Managing Executive Officer

Atsuo Asano

Coal and Iron Ore Carrier Business, Drybulk Planning

Managing Executive Officer

Yukio Toriyama

Accounting, Finance, Internal Audit

Managing Executive Officer

Kenji Sakamoto

Executive Chairman of “K” LINE (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED

Managing Executive Officer

Kazuhiro Matsukawa

President of “K” LINE AMERICA, INC.

Executive Officer

Yukikazu Myochin

IR & PR, Corporate Planning, Research, Port Business

Executive Officer

Yasunari Sonobe

Car Carrier Business(Planning & Development )

Executive Officer

Yutaka Nakagawa

Human Resources, Logistics, Business Promotion

Executive Officer

Akira Misaki

Energy Transportation Business

Executive Officer

Makoto Arai

Legal, Corporate Legal Risk Management, General Manager of Legal Group

Executive Officer

Kiyokazu Arai

General Affairs, CSR & Compliance, General Manager of General Affairs Group

Executive Officer

Ako Hiraoka

Car Carrier Business(Sales & Marketing)

Executive Officer

Takafumi Kido

Containerships Business

Executive Officer

Shuzo Kawano

Chief Information Officer, General Manager of Information System Group

Attachment: The responsibilities of Executive Officers on and after October 1, 2014

Title

Name

Responsibilities

President & CEO

Jiro Asakura

Vice President Executive Officer

Eizo Murakami

Assistant to CEO, Marine Sector, Technical and Environmental Affairs, Fuel Cost Control

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Takashi Torizumi

General Affairs, Legal, Human Resources, Accounting, CSR & Compliance

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Kazutaka Imaizumi

Drybulk Sector, India/ASEAN Multi-Transport & Logistics Development

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Toshiyuki Suzuki

Containerships Sector, Port Business

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Hiromichi Aoki

Energy Transportation Sector, Car Carrier Sector, IR & PR

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Tsuyoshi Yamauchi

Finance, Corporate Planning, Corporate Legal Risk Management, Logistics, Business Promotion

Managing Executive Officer

Eiji Kadono

Marine Sector, Fuel Cost Control, Environment

Managing Executive Officer

Kazuhiko Harigai

Bulk Carrier Business, Thermal Coal, Woodchip and Pulp Carrier Business

Managing Executive Officer

Shunichi Arisaka

Technical and Environmental Affairs, Fuel Cost Control

Managing Executive Officer

Atsuo Asano

Coal and Iron Ore Carrier Business, Drybulk Planning

Managing Executive Officer

Yukio Toriyama

Accounting, Finance, Internal Audit

Managing Executive Officer

Kenji Sakamoto

Executive Chairman of “K” LINE (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED

Managing Executive Officer

Kazuhiro Matsukawa

President of “K” LINE AMERICA, INC.

Executive Officer

Yukikazu Myochin

IR & PR, Corporate Planning, Research, Port Business

Executive Officer

Yasunari Sonobe

Car Carrier Business(Planning & Development )

Executive Officer

Yutaka Nakagawa

Human Resources, Logistics, Business Promotion

Executive Officer

Akira Misaki

Energy Transportation Business

Executive Officer

Makoto Arai

Legal, Corporate Legal Risk Management, General Manager of Legal Group

Executive Officer

Kiyokazu Arai

General Affairs, CSR & Compliance

Executive Officer

Ako Hiraoka

Car Carrier Business(Sales & Marketing)

Executive Officer

Takafumi Kido

Containerships Business

Executive Officer

Shuzo Kawano

Chief Information Officer, General Manager of Information System Group

 

Dachser builds a European Hub for food in Erlensee

Kempten/Erlensee, July 25, 2014. Global logistics service provider Dachser is making a new investment in Erlensee (Main-Kinzig District of Hesse). The company is erecting a European Food Shipment Hub with a total surface of 70,000 square meters in Landendiebach. The total investment is some 25 million euros.

Dachser has been represented in Erlensee since 2012 by its Frankfurt-Ost logistics center, where groupage shipments are transshipped. With construction to begin in September 2014, Dachser Food Logistics will soon have a new facility, built at a former airbase in Langendiebach.

The new location is conveniently located near Highway A 66, and in the fall of 2015 it will take over from the facility located in Offenbach. “We are pleased that a majority of the 160 employees working for us in Offenbach will follow us the 19 kilometers to Erlensee. In the medium term, we will also create 40 new jobs,” says Branch Manager Mathias Oetter.

The Offenbach Branch Office is the Dachser Food Logistics base for the Rhine-Main district and also serves as a central national food transshipment platform. Domestic shipments travel through the hub to reach their goal within 24 hours. The Offenbach facility, however, has no room to grow. Erlensee will replace it with expanded capacity for the rising volumes of inbound and outbound shipments as well as serving as an expanded hub. The new building includes a double-spanned 8,500 square meter transfer hall, cooled to between +2 and +7 degrees Celsius. In a second phase, the usable area can be expanded by another 3,000 square meters. 87 trucks can be simultaneously loaded or unloaded. In addition, a 2,500 square meter office building, a filling station, and a truck washing facility are being built. By integrating truck parking spaces, public parking areas can be left free.

“With this new facility, we are expanding the existing transfer node for German branch offices into a European hub for trans-border food shipments by all partners of the European Food Network,” notes Alfred Miller, Managing Director, Dachser Food Logistics. The new branch office will thus not only be an important hub for Dachser’s European Food Logistics facilities but also a core component of the European Food Network founded in 2013 by twelve partners. By using the additional bays and transfer areas being constructed as part of the new platform, some 26 countries can now be interconnected and transfer procedures and shipping times shortened.

Dachser_Food_Logistics_high_res (3)

About Dachser:

Dachser, a family-owned internationally operating company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, is one of the leading logistics providers in Europe.

Dachser provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customer-specific services in three business fields: Dachser European Logistics, Dachser Food Logistics, and Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary services, such as contract logistics, consulting and advisory services, and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless transport network—both in Europe and overseas—and information technology that is fully integrated into all its systems provide intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

With a staff of 25,000 employees at 471 locations all over the globe, in 2013, Dachser generated revenue of almost EUR 5 billion and handled about 70 million shipments.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com

 

 

Evergreen Announces Improvements to UK and Ireland Services

July 28, 2014

The global container carrier, Evergreen Line has announced enhancements to its services to/from Dublin (Ireland) and Liverpool (Northwest England).  From its hub in Rotterdam the line will offer a twice-weekly service to Dublin and dedicated slots on a weekly basis to Liverpool.

The move is designed to more effectively integrate the line’s services to/from the North of England and Ireland with its extensive global network.  Evergreen will run its own independent service on a weekly shuttle basis between Rotterdam and Dublin and will also commence a slot exchange arrangement with common carrier X-PRESS feeders on its weekly Dublin service from Rotterdam.

As part of the same slot exchange Evergreen will additionally take space on the X-PRESS weekly service to Liverpool, also connecting to deep-sea line-haul service via the line’s Rotterdam hub.

Evergreen sees the combination of its own vessel operation together with exclusive use of slots on a well-established feeder service as a significant improvement to the service it can deliver to its customers in two very important regions of trade.  The arrangement meets both customer demands for regular and reliable service to Northwest UK and Ireland and cost-effective operational parameters.

Overall transit times to and from both ports will be enhanced and there will be an increased ability to coordinate the trans-shipment of cargo at Rotterdam.  In addition to allowing its customer base on Merseyside and in the Republic of Ireland greater access to its worldwide service network, Evergreen believes the new initiative will also better serve other regions of the UK, including the North of England, Midlands and Scotland.  With road transport becoming increasingly susceptible to unforeseen delays, customers requiring a more carbon-free approach to transport and fuel costs ever a consideration, Evergreen believes the short-sea option to be an important one to develop.

The Evergreen operated Vega Stockholm has a capacity of 698TEU and is due to make the inaugural sailing on the Dublin service from Rotterdam on 30th July.  The slot arrangement on both X-PRESS services to Dublin and Liverpool will commence in the same week.

 

###

Activity at Menlo Logistics’ Sohren Facility in Germany Thrives

AMSTERDAM — July 24 2014 — Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a long-term investor in the logistics infrastructure of the Rhineland of Germany. Its Sohren facility, located close to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, was established in 1996. Now, the logistics and supply chain management operation provides value-added services for the automotive industry throughout the Rhine-Ruhr and Benelux regions.

Today, Menlo’s Sohren Logistics Center has a proven track record of providing a wide range of receiving, inventory management, fulfilment, distribution and supply chain control services supporting manufacturing companies across Europe.

In particular, the facility is pivotal in managing an extensive supply chain of a major tier one automotive supplier. Receiving product from manufacturers as far afield as the Philippines, Mexico and Romania, the logistics center manages thousands of shipments per month and stages some 500 SKUs of electronic components, parts and sub-assemblies.

On the outbound side, the operation provides order processing, kitting and repacking, quality control, transportation management and quick-response fulfilment to some 30 automotive assembly plants across Europe. 

Menlo’s operation at Sohren reflects the crucial adaptability of function and process that underlines the logistics supplier’s core philosophy, that of continuous improvement.  Committed to identifying and driving out waste in terms of time, resource and cost, Menlo has a keen focus on the Lean approach to supply chain management. The facility is certified to the bronze level for achievement of Lean principles. 

140721 Sohren Map Final

Key Facts about Menlo, Sohren

  • 7,000m² multi-user warehouse
  • 8M clear ceiling height
  • 5 dock doors
  • ESD area
  • Fire sprinkler system
  • ISO 9001 certified

 Supply Chain Management Services

  • Cross docking
  • Inbound, outbound, storage and returns handling
  • Empties handling and management
  • Deliveries direct to manufacturing sites
  • Over-packing into containers
  • Labelling
  • Export documentation
  • Customs clearance
  • Repacking
  • Scrapping
  • 24 x 7 on-call spares center

Enquiries regarding Sohren warehouse space and service availability to –

Walter Gerhard, Site Manager. +49 6543 500130. gerhard.walter@menloworldwide.com

www.menloworldwide.com/sohren           

                                                                     

Follow Menlo on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics

About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defense and government services; oil and gas as well as retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. www.menloworldwide.com/europe

About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

Business Growth Strengthens Crosstrade Department at Priority Freight

London Heathrow & Dover, 24 July 2014

Awarding winning provider of time-critical freight transport services, Priority Freight has responded to the growing demand for its cross-trade lead logistics services around the globe by increasing the team in the cross-trade department at its London Heathrow branch office.

The Cross-trade Department headed by Tom Outhwaite offers a unique service coordinating all third country freight and customs clearance activities. All movements, standard, expedited and technical such as temperature controlled, oversized goods and hazardous cargo are coordinated from one location. Customers using the cross-trade service from verticals sectors including pharmaceutical, automotive and aerospace have increased substantially from the beginning of 2014.  General Manager Gemma Holmes said “Such is the growth of our cross-trade work that the specialised service now accounts for 27% of the shipments we handle at Heathrow.  The cross-trade department, which under Tom’s expert guidance is fairly unique amongst Heathrow forwarders,  further improves our dedicated service to customers with freight moves that challenge other providers.”

Commenting on the move to expand the Heathrow office Holmes explained “This Investment in the team dedicated to cross-trade business will ensure that our clients receive the full benefit of Priority Freight’s global expedited logistics solutions.  The buyer remains in control as the goods move directly from shipper to final receiver.  This saves on cost, time and is more environmentally friendly”

Neal Williams, Group Managing Director of Priority Freight welcomed the development at Heathrow. “Priority Freight has a well-earned reputation for its skills in expedited freight transport.  Our multi-lingual staff has a dedicated 24/7 attitude to monitoring shipments throughout the world.  This expertise lends itself perfectly to the care of cross-trade consignments whatever their content and wherever there origin. I expect significant further growth in this type of business.”

ENDS

Notes for Editors:

About Priority Freight: Established in 1996, Priority Freight’s approach to building new and customised services has led to steady growth in all areas of the business in recent time.  Priority Freight continues to take pride in maintaining its core values of trustworthiness and value for money. Priority Freight is one of Europe’s leading time-critical freight specialists, helping clients to meet complex and urgent international delivery challenges worldwide. With offices throughout Europe, Priority Freight’s industry-leading cloud based IT solution provides visibility and transparency to clients across multiple locations, jurisdictions and continents. Experienced teams provide services 24/7, 365 days a year, meeting its customers’ time-critical transport needs and often beating seemingly impossible deadlines.

 www.priorityfreight.com 

 

Dachser now sole shareholder in South Korea

Kempten, July 21, 2014. Dachser is now doing business in South Korea as Dachser Korea Inc., effective July 1st. The global logistics provider has maintained a presence in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) since 2006 as MGI & Dachser Inc. This past December, Dachser acquired the remaining 50% of the joint venture. Together with the renaming of the company, Dachser also moved into new offices in Seoul.

The head office of the company organization is located in the nation’s capital, Seoul. Another office is located in Busan, where Dachser conducts its sea freight business. Dachser also operates a warehouse for air freight handling at the airport in Incheon, South Korea’s most important hub. A specialized team is also at the ready there to take on the physical handling of air freight. In addition, the logistics provider offers professional loading services specifically for air freight pallets (consolidation) at the Dachser warehouse facility on the airport grounds. “Its high-powered economy and its tremendous technological capabilities make this nation of 50 million inhabitants one of Germany’s most important economic partners in East Asia,” says Thomas Reuter, COO Dachser Air & Sea Logistics.

The new Board consists of Roman Müller, Managing Director Dachser Korea. “We plan to pursue the targeted expansion of our activities in the Korean market and to exploit the close logistical connection to Greater China, the USA, and Europe for our customers,” explains Roman Müller, emphasizing the significance of South Korea as an economic hub.

Since founding the joint venture in 2006, the Company has established itself in the Korean market and represents the Dachser network in South Korea. In the future, particular focus will also be placed on expanding sea freight activities at the Busan location.

 

About Dachser:

Dachser, a family-owned internationally operating company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, is one of the leading logistics providers in Europe.

Dachser provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customer-specific services in three business fields: Dachser European Logistics, Dachser Food Logistics, and Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary services, such as contract logistics, consulting and advisory services, and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless transport network—both in Europe and overseas—and information technology that is fully integrated into all its systems provide intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

With a staff of 25,000 employees at 471 locations all over the globe, in 2013, Dachser generated revenue of almost EUR 5 billion and handled about 70 million shipments.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com

 

 

 

Evergreen Group hold Naming Ceremony for EVER LOADING

July 18, 2014

Evergreen Group today held the naming ceremony for EVER LOADING, the sixth of its L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan. The ceremony took place at CSBC’s Kaohsiung shipyard and was officiated by Mr. Bronson Hsieh, Evergreen Group’s Second Vice Group Chairman. The official rope-cutting of the new 8,508 TEU vessel was performed by Ms. Michelle Nardulli, a member of the Board of Directors of Italia Marittima, Evergreen’s Italian subsidiary.

Mr. Hsieh said in his speech that the vessel’s name symbolizes Evergreen Line’s target for continued business success. He also mentioned that the L-type vessels are very flexible in fleet deployment.  With the smooth implementation of Evergreen’s fleet renewal program, such vessels have been widely deployed across the carrier’s service network, including trade routes from the Far East to Europe, Middle East and the US West Coast.

In the latest development, Evergreen recently made use of the 8,508 TEU ships to launch a new Asia – US East Coast service via Suez Canal with strategic partners.  Currently the L-class vessels are among the maximum size of containerships that can pass under the Bayonne Bridge and call at New York port.  Therefore, the service enables Evergreen to lower unit costs and enhance competitiveness in the Asia – US East Coast trade.

Owned by Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd., EVER LOADING is 334.8 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, with 948 reefer plugs. The L-class containership is fitted with alternative marine power, ballast water treatment system, electronic-controlled fuel-injection engine that supports slow steaming and many more eco-friendly designs. After her delivery on 29th July, the newbuilding will join Evergreen Line’s Asia – US West Coast route, replacing an older vessel.

In 2010 Evergreen Group commenced its current fleet renewal program, which in total includes 30 L-type vessels.  With the delivery of EVER LOADING, Evergreen adds the 26th such vessel to its operating fleet. The remaining four newbuildings are being built by CSBC and will be delivered by the third quarter of 2015.