The new largest containership in the world was delivered this week in Shanghai by a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).
The ship, Ever Alot, holds the unofficial record for having the highest carrying capacity with 24,004 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). The vessel has a 400-meter length, a 61.5-meter width, and a 17-meter draft.
A Taiwanese shipping company, Evergreen Marine Corporation subsidiary, received Ever Alot from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a CSSC subsidiary.
The ship, which is the seventh in what is known as the Evergreen A class, is the first ship in its class and in the entire world to exceed the 24,000 TEU threshold. Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea constructed the first six ships in the class, which had the same dimensions but a slightly lower capacity of 23,992 TEU. When Ever Ace, the first ship in the class, was delivered in July 2021, she held the record for being the largest ship in the world.
The Evergreen A-Class will consist of 13 ships in total, four of which will be made by Hudong-Zhonghua.