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World’s largest box ship makes maiden call at Malaysian port

  • Malaysia’s Port of Tanjung Pelepas has become the first port in Southeast Asia to welcome Ever Ace, the world’s largest container ship, as she continues on her maiden voyage in the region
  • Ever Ace is the first of Evergreen Line’s 12 container ships with a maximum capacity of 24,000 TEUs
  • Ever Ace, deployed for Evergreen Line’s China-Europe-Mediterranean Service, is currently headed for Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) in Malaysia has become the first port in Southeast Asia to welcome Ever Ace, the world’s largest container ship, as the vessel continues on her maiden voyage in the region.

The Panama-flagged vessel, the latest from container shipping company Evergreen Marine Corporation, arrived at the port on October 10.

PTP chairman Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said the berthing of Ever Ace at PTP reflected the strong confidence of vessel operators in the port’s ability and commitment to serve the needs of its customers.

He said that despite Covid-19 pandemic and various challenges and issues faced by the port industry worldwide, PTP continued to perform well by continuing to register organic growth, which has put the port at number 15 in the list of the world’s top ports.

Meanwhile, PTP chief executive officer Marco Neelsen said the port will continue to strengthen its position through investments in new equipment and efforts to improve container handling capacity and capability to meet growing market demand.

He said this would ensure that the new generation of ultra-large container vessels can safely navigate to the port with minimal deviation from their sailing schedule.

Ever Ace is the first of Evergreen Line’s 12 A-type container ships with a maximum capacity of 24,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The gigantic vessel measures close to 400 meters in length and 61.5 meters in width, and has a cruising speed of up to 22.6 knots.

Ever Ace, which is on its maiden voyage for Evergreen Line’s China-Europe-Mediterranean Service, was previously berthed in Colombo, Sri Lanka and, according to VesselFinder, is scheduled to arrive on October 15 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas is a container port located in Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia. Transshipment accounts for over 90% of traffic at the port.

Photo from Port of Tanjung Pelepas

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