Evergreen plans to launch two more mega ships into the Asia Europe trade during Q1 next year
Evergreen plans to launch two more mega ships into the Asia-Europe trade during Q1 next year.
The Ocean Alliance member line is set to phase in two further 20,150-TEU G-class box ships on the FAL6/AEU5/LL6/FX6/CEM service, which will replace two chartered vessels of 14,000 TEU. The addition of the two new vessels – Evergrade is set to join the service in January and Ever Gentle in March – means that seven G-class 20,150-TEU vessels will be deployed on this service.
Capacity on the service is set to jump by 28.7% in March 2019 compared to March 2018.
Evergreen replaced two 13,800-TEU vessels with two 20,150-TEU vessels from its G-class newbuildings on the service in early December 2018, boosting the capacity of the loop by almost 10% in December.
Other services on the Asia-Europe trade have also seen a boost in capacity recently. In Q3 this year, CMA CGM received the last of a trio of 20,954-TEU vessels ordered from Hanjin Heavy Industries Group shipyard in the Philippines, which is set to boost capacity on the Asia-North Europe sling it will be phased into.
CMA CGM Louis Bleriot joins sister ships CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery and CMA CGM Jean Mermoz, delivered in January and May respectively. The Aviator-class ships are CMA CGM’s largest so far.
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