Taiwanese carrier Evergreen announced it has deployed a new L-type vessel for its Asia Pacific-Middle East service starting on 31 August.
Named Ever Lifting, the 8,508 teu box ship is the 10th L-type vessel built by China Shipbuilding Corporation (CSBC) in Taiwan, and was delivered on 31 August.
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The carrier also signed a deal with CSBC on 10 August to build 10 2,800 teu box ships, with the first vessel to be delivered in the second half of 2017, and the whole series completed by the first half of 2018. The vessels will be deployed in the intra-Asia trade, according to Evergreen.
Evergreen lost TWD152 million (USD4.7 million) in the second quarter of 2015, sinking into the red from its profit of TWD150 million in the second quarter of 2014.
The carrier recorded revenue of TWD70.1 billion for the first six months of 2015, up 0.8% year on year.