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Evergreen supersizes its L-class ships

Evergreen is supersizing its series of so-called L-class boxships. According to Alphaliner, the Taiwanese carrier currently operates a fleet of 30 such vessels, and it remains unclear how many will be enlarged.

According to Alphaliner, the upgraded ships will have a capacity of 9,466 teu, compared to an original intake of 8,452 teu. Most of the increase will come from raising the vessels’ deck houses.

The first jumboized ship, Ever Laden, arrived on the US East Coast this week, while a sister ship, Ever Lenient, is currently being upgraded at China’s Huarun Dadong Dockyard.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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