Meet the largest container ship: The Ever Ace

The Ever Ace container ship, an Evergreen A-class, owned by the Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine.  

The Ever Ace is the first in a planned series of 12 supersized container ships to be built for Evergreen Marine. This is up from the 20,124 cargo units that the Ever Given, which is an Evergreen G-class ship, can carry.

How does Ever Ace measure up?
  • Length: 400m (1,300ft)
  • Width: 61.5m (202ft)
  • Cruising speed: 22.6 knots
  • Maximum capacity: 23,992 containers
  • Built: 2021
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"Ever Ace, built in 2021 for the Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine Corporation, sails under the flag of Panama, the G Captain reports. The ultra large container vessel (ULCV) has a carrying capacity of 24000 TEU, length overall (LOA) of 399.9 meters and beam of 61.53 meters."

The giant vessel is part of a newer class of container ship than the Ever Given, which memorably blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March. The Ever Ace is an Evergreen A-class, which can hold up to 23,992 cargo units. This is up from the 20,124 cargo units that the Ever Given, which is an Evergreen G-class ship, can carry.

 

Eleven other mega container ships are being built in the make of the Ever Ace, three of which could become operational this year. The Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine, which owns the Ever Ace, did not immediately respond to a request for comment for this story.