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Monday, October 14, 2019

Evergreen Group News

Evergreen Group’s 50th anniversary celebration on September 01 commenced with a performance by the choir of the Yihsing branch of Jiahsing Elementary School, presenting best wishes with their sublime singing.  The choir is a gold medal winner at the 31st Franz Schubert Choir Competition in Vienna. Photo: Evergreen

Evergreen Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Evergreen Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation, home of the charity set-up by Evergreen Group Founder and Chairman Dr. Y.F. Chang, said a press release from the company.In addition to senior executives and employees of the Group’s businesses, the event was also attended by public officials, customers and business agents from both the shipping and airline industries as well as representatives of supply chain partners from more than fifty countries.The…

Bronson Hsieh. Pic by  Evergreen Group

Bronson Hsieh Leaves Evergreen to Head Yang Ming

Evergreen Group vice chairman Bronson Hsieh has been appointed chairman of rival Taiwan carrier Yang Ming Marine. Yang Ming Marine Transport, the nation’s second-largest container shipper in terms of fleet size, approved Hsieh’s appointment, reports said. Hsieh worked at Evergreen Group for more than 40 years before stepping down from his position earlier this year. Hsieh replaces Frank Lu, who has served as chairman of the shipping line since 2003. Hsieh lost his role at Evergreen in March during a succession battle between the two sons of the late chairman of the Taiwanese company…

Chang Kuo-wei. Photo: EVA Airways

Chang Leaves Evergreen

Evergreen Marine Corporation said that Chang Kuo-wei, the late founder's son, was no longer on its board of directors, reports local media. Chang's seat on its board of directors will be filled by Hsieh Huey-chuan. According to observers, the Chang Kuo-wei faced the latest setback in his losing war of succession when he left the board of Evergreen International Storage & Transport Corp. Evergreen International Storage, one of Evergreen Group’s publicly traded businesses, announced a reassignment of its corporate directors and supervisors.

Image: Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd

Succession Fight for Evergreen Heats Up

The feud among the scions of late billionaire Evergreen Group founder Chang Yung-fa's family boiled to the surface, reports local Taiwanese media. The struggle between the heirs to Evergreen Group has escalated as the three older brothers reportedly took drastic measures to undermine their younger brother’s accession to the helm of the family-run shipping and transportation empire. Evergreen Group founder Chang Yung-fa died on Jan. 20 and left a December 2014 will that named his youngest son…

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (right) honored Evergreen Group founder Dr. Chang Yung-Fa with a posthumous commendation, accepted by his eldest son Chang Kuo-hua (left). (Photo: Evergreen Line)

Taiwan President Honors Evergreen Founder

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou honored Evergreen Group founder Dr. Chang Yung-Fa with a posthumous commendation in recognition of his contributions to international transportation and social welfare during the memorial service today. The company's North America headquarters are in Jersey City, N.J. Taiwan's Education Minister and the Minister of Transportation and Communications also offered homage to Dr. Chang with the First-Class Professional Education Medal and First-Class Professional Transportation Medal. Evergreen Group is holding the memorial services for Dr.

Dr. Yung-Fa Chang (Photo: Evergreen Group)

Evergreen Group Chairman Dies at 88

Evergreen Group founder and Group Chairman Dr. Yung-Fa Chang passed away at the age of 88 in Taipei on January 20, 2016. Dr. Chang was born in 1927. He founded Evergreen Marine Corporation in 1968 with just one secondhand general cargo vessel, and by 1985, the company had become the world's largest container shipping line. In 1989 he established EVA Air, extending his global business empire from shipping to airline and land transportation. Dr. Chang devoted much of his efforts to charity and social welfare, primarily through the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation.

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Evergreen Orders 10 More Ships

The Evergreen Group, Taiwan's largest container shipper, has signed an agreement with Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding Co. to build 10 new container vessels with a capacity of 2,800 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) to expand its fleet. The new shipbuilding plan is the second time in the past month that the shipping company has decided to add 2,800-TEU container ships to its fleet. In August, Evergreen signed an agreement with Taiwanese shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Corp. (CSBC) for 10 new vessels with a capacity of 2,800 TEUs each.

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Evergreen Orders Ten Boxships from Imabari

Evergreen Group has signed an order with Japanese shipbuilder Imabari for ten 2,800 TEU class B-type vessels yesterday. These are in addition to the order for ten similar vessels announced last month from CSBC in Taiwan. The latest contract was signed by EMC Chairman Mr. Anchor Chang and Imabari Shipbuilding President Mr. Yukito Higaki. The first ship is planned to be delivered during the first half of 2018 with the completion of the series due by the first half of 2019. All twenty newbuildings are planned to be deployed in the intra-Asia trade.

Signing  Ceremony (left to right)   Bronson Hsieh, Second Vice Group Chairman of Evergreen Group,  Anchor Chang, Chairman of Evergreen Marine Corporation, CSBC Chairman , Sun-Quae Lai, CSBC President, Lie-Lin Chen

Evergreen Orders Ten Boxships

Evergreen Group signed an agreement with CSBC Corporation, Taiwan to build ten 2,800 TEU class B-type vessels. Witnessed by Evergreen Group's Second Vice Group Chairman Bronson Hsieh, the contracts were signed by EMC Chairman Anchor Chang and CSBC Chairman Sun-Quae Lai. The first ship will be delivered during the second half of 2017 with the completion of the series due by the first half of 2018. The vessels will be deployed in the intra-Asia trade. Bronson Hsieh said, "After the negotiations of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are concluded…

Robert A. Curry Sr.

CII to Honor Curry with Connie Award

Robert A. Curry Sr., President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of California Cartage Company, an industry leader in trucking, warehousing and deconsolidation, has been selected to receive the 2014 Connie Award to be presented on the West Coast by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII). The industry-wide dinner event honoring Mr. Curry will be held on Tuesday, September 23, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach, Calif.

John McLaurin, President of Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA)

John McLaurin to Receive 2013 Connie Award

John McLaurin, President of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), a West Coast maritime trade association representing ocean carriers and marine terminal operators on a variety of local, state and federal issues, has been selected to receive the 2013 Connie Award to be presented on the West Coast by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute. The industry-wide dinner event honoring Mr. McLaurin will be held on Thursday, September 26, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, Calif.

China SCL Orders World's Largest Container Ship

China Shipping Container Lines Co. orders the world’s biggest container ship, taking over the title from Maersk Line. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. will build five vessels each capable of carrying 18,400 20-foot containers for $700 million for China Shipping, the Ulsan, South Korea-based company has informed Bloomberg. Delivery will start in the second half of 2014. Shipping lines, including Maersk and Evergreen Group, are adding bigger vessels that burn less fuel and have lower emissions to reduce costs.

Ever Lawful Christening: Photo credit Evergreen Line

New Evergreen Container Ship Christened 'Ever Lawful'

The seventh L-type containership for Evergreen Line, launched and named at Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. The new ship  was christened by S.S. Lin, the Evergreen Group's First Vice Group Chairman, and the ceremonial rope cutting for the new 8,452-TEU vessel was performed by Mrs. Lai Chao-Yin, wife of Mr. Shiu Kuang-Si, the president of Mega International Commercial Bank, in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from Taiwan and abroad. Ever Lawful is owned by Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

'Ever Leading' UK Welcoming: Photo credit Evergreen Line

New Evergreen Container Ship Flies Red Ensign

'Ever Leading' welcomed at container terminal Felixstowe, UK, on maiden voyage, the third Evergreen L-Type on UK shipping registery. The new container ship is owned by Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd. is 334 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, with 942 reefer plugs and a draft of 14.2 meters. The L-type vessel can cruise at a speed up to 24.5 knots. The latest L-class containerships meet the standards of international regulations for environmental protection and can reduce CO2 emission by 15 percent compared to the carrier's earlier award-winning S-class eco-ships.

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Korea-built Container Ships for Evergreen Named

Naming ceremonies held at  Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard for two 8,542 TEU L-class container ships built for Evergreen. Ever Laden, the second L-type containership of Evergreen Line, was christened by S.S. Lin, the Evergreen Group's First Vice Group Chairman, at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. The ceremonial rope cutting for the new 8,452-TEU vessel was performed by Mrs. Mei-Sui Lin in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from Taiwan and abroad. Mr. Lin later also presided at the naming ceremony for Ever Lasting…

ABS Elects New Council

At the 150th Annual Meeting of the Members of ABS, three industry leaders were elected to the ABS Council. Following the Annual Meeting, the ABS Council met and elected industry leaders to both its Marine and Offshore Technical Committees. Individuals serving on the ABS Council and the Technical Committees help guide the class society in fulfilling its mission of promoting the security of life, property and the natural environment. “Classification represents the concept of self-regulation for the marine and offshore industry,” said ABS President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki.

Costamare Purchases, Disposes of Vessels

Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE)has reached agreements for the purchase and time charter of two secondhand vessels; time charter extensions for six existing vessels; and the disposal of two older vessels which the company agreed to sell for demolition. In addition, it finalized the financing arrangements for its Newbuilding Program. 1) the 6,724 TEU, 2003-built containership MSC Viviana (to be renamed MSC Messinia) for a purchase price of $60 million. 2) subject to final documentation, the 4,132 TEU, 2002-built MSC Ulsan for a purchase price of $30 million.

Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Award Winners Announced

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have selected seven local maritime and cargo companies as this year’s recipients of the Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards, an honor presented to those taking extraordinary measures to cut air emissions, modernize facilities and implement innovative operations to reduce air pollution. “These partners have shown a real commitment to cleaner and greener port operations, going above and beyond what is required,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D.

Richard D. Steinke,  Executive Director, Port of Long Beach

Richard D. Steinke To Receive 2011 Connie Award

Long Beach, CA (May 9, 2011) -- Richard D. Steinke, who will retire this year as executive director of the Port of Long Beach and who was instrumental in developing the Port into one of the world's largest container harbors, has been selected to receive the Connie Award to be presented on the West Coast by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (www.containerization.org). The industry-wide dinner event honoring Mr. Steinke will be held on Wednesday, September 21, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, CA.

Evergreen Group to Order 100 Containerships

According to an April 19 report from the Taiwan News, after refraining from placing any order for new ships for the past two years, the head of the Evergreen Group now sees the opportune time to replenish his fleet with newbuildings. Dr. Chang Yung-fa, chairman of the Evergreen Group, said in a recent interview in Tokyo that the group intends to order 100 new containerships in the near future and negotiations with shipbuilders are expected to start in May. (Source: Taiwan News)

Maurice Storey, Honorary Chairman, Evergreen Marine (UK) accepts the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from Captain Henrik Kristensen, head of CSR at APM Terminals (left) and Alastair Campbell (right) .

Evergreen Social Responsibility Award

The Evergreen Group was honored with “The Corporate Social Responsibility Award” on September 8 at the presentation of the 2009 Lloyd’s List Global Awards. The award recognizes the leadership demonstrated by the Evergreen Group for its efforts aimed at safeguarding the environment. Evergreen provides disaster relief and other welfare programs through the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation and supports cultural promotion and educational initiatives through Evergreen Symphony Orchestra and Evergreen Maritime Museum.