2021 | Quarter 4

PTP Welcomes the Latest and Largest Container Vessel in the World, Evergreen Marine Corporation’s Ever Ace

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Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a member of MMC Group became the first port in Southeast Asia to welcome Evergreen Marine Corporation latest and one of the largest container ships in the world, Ever Ace as part of its maiden voyage in the Southeast Asia region.

Present during the maiden voyage ceremony were Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer of PTP, Curtis Yen Chia Cheng, President of Evergreen Marine Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd, Captain Yang Hong Ming, Captain of Ever Ace, along with several other management officers from both organisations.    

Ever Ace is the first of Evergreen Line’s 24,000-TEU class container ships. The A-type vessel is close to 400 metres in length and 61.5 metres wide that can cruise at a speed of up to 22.6 knots with a nominal carrying capacity of 23,992 TEUs.

The vessel, which is on its maiden voyage for Evergreen Line’s China-Europe-Mediterranean (CEM) Service, was previously berthed at Colombo, Sri Lanka and is scheduled next for Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, the vessel is equipped with various eco-friendly and fuel-efficient designs.

The berthing of Evergreen’s Ever Ace at PTP is a testament of PTP’s capacity and capability to accommodate mega size vessels and reflects strong confidence by vessel operators towards PTP’s ability and commitment in serving the needs of its customers.