Evergreen Line introduced the Ever Leading at its maiden voyage event in Felixstowe, England, on Oct. 17.
The ship is owned by Evergreen Marine, the U.K. brand under Evergreen Line, and is the third L-type container ship on the U.K. Shipping Registry. It is about 1,096 feet in length and 150 feet wide, with 942 reefer plugs and a draft of 47 feet. It can travel at a speed of up to 24.5 knots.
To meet future capacity demand, Evergreen also ordered 20 L-type vessels from Samsung Heavy Industries in 2010, and 10 from Taiwan Shipbuilding Corp in 2011, seven of which will be delivered at the end of 2012.