Osama Rabie, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chair, declared on Friday that the gigantic container vessel dubbed EVER ACME, the world’s largest container vessel, has crossed its first-ever sea voyage in the new canal as a part of the southern convoy on its journey from Malaysia and sailing to the Netherlands.
Per the protocol followed by the SCA in dealing with vessels sailing via the canal for the first time, Rabie delegated Captains Mohamed Al-Hout and Galal Shabaka to board “EVER ACME” and welcome the crew, and also deliver Souvenirs for the ship’s captain.
— هيئة قناة السويس Suez Canal Authority (@SuezAuthorityEG) February 3, 2023
EVER ACME flies the flag of Singapore. It is the most recent sister vessel of the new generation, “A TYPE” of the “Ever Green” shipping line.
It is the chain’s 11th vessel, having crossed ten other ships since 2021 (August). The length of the giant ship is 400 meters, while the width is 61.5 meters. The cargo capacity is 224,000 tons and can be loaded with over 24,000 containers.
Rabie reportedly confirmed that the successful and successive transit of the vessel proves beyond doubt the readiness of the Suez Canal to extend transit services for current as well as future generations of giant ships with huge drafts and huge container vessels, as the canal can get 100% of the global fleet of container vessels.
The head of the authority pointed out that the New Suez Canal has successfully raised the canal’s global classification and strengthened the ability of the channel to keep pace with the evolving developments in the worldwide shipping industry by enhancing the absorptive and numerical capacity and boosting the navigational safety element.
Captain CHENG SHAN REN, the captain of the vessel, expressed happiness on being able to sail via the Suez Canal, the first time in his professional career and the first crossing of the ship.
References: Xinde Marine News, Zawya
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