Egypt Independent

World largest eco-friendly vessel crosses Suez Canal in its first voyage



Ever Golden, the Panamanian world’s largest eco-friendly container ship, crossed the Suez Canal on Wednesday in its first trip, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish announced.

Ever Golden passed through the new Suez Canal route coming from Malaysia heading to the US. The ship carries a total load of 221,000 tons.

Ever Golden ship is one of the newest vessels of the eco-friendly cruise line Evergreen Marine Corp., which was launched in IMBARI shipyard in Japan earlier in 2018 year and is classified as one of the largest container vessels in the world, with a length of 400 meters, and a breadth of 59 meters.

The giant vessel can carry up to 20,000 standard containers.

The Ever Golden’s passage through the Suez Canal in its first voyage is a clear indication of the strategic importance of the Canal, Mamish said.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm