Evergreen Marine container ship loses 36 containers at sea

Taiwan shipping company Evergreen Marine Corporation announced today that 36 containers had fallen off its vessel EVER LIBERAL after leaving the Port of Busan en route to Los Angeles on December 30. According to Evergreen, the 8,452 TEU container ship encountered strong winds and rough seas 20 nautical miles south of Kyushu, Japan, causing the collapse of container stacks on the vessel. Twenty-one 40-foot containers fell onto the deck, while 36 fell into the sea. Evergreen said that no personnel

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World’s largest container ship docks at Port of Kaohsiung

The world’s largest container ship, HMM Gdansk docked in Kaohsiung Harbor this morning, setting a record for Taiwan’s largest port. The newly built, Korean-owned, Panama-flagged vessel is 399.9 meters long, 61 meters wide with a gross tonnage of 228,283 tons. It has a load capacity of 24,000 TEU (20-foot standard container unit). HMM Gdansk is the largest container ship to have berthed in Port of Kaohsiung. The previous record was set by the Benjamin Franklin, with a total length of

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