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Posted by January 20, 2016

Evergreen Group Chairman Dies at 88

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

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

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. He also worked to promote maritime education and seafarer training. For his many extraordinary achievements and his tremendous generosity, he was recognized throughout Taiwan and around the globe on countless occasions, including more than 20 medals of honor and honorary doctorate titles.

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