The world’s biggest container ship, the Ever Ace, did call at the Colombo Port on the return of her maiden voyage. There are only 24 ports in the world, that can handle ships of this size. It is noteworthy that only the Port of Colombo in the South Asian region has a special port with the depth and capacity to allow such a huge ship.
Evergreen’s Ever Ace is a container ship said to be the largest in the worldis the first in the line’s 23,992 TEU class container ships. The A-type vessel is around 400 m in length and 61.5 m wide, has a design draft of 14.5 m, and can cruise at speeds up to 22.6 knots.
It was delivered on 28 July and deployed on Evergreen Line’s CEM service in Asia-Europe trade, calling at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Taipei Port, Yantian, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Felixstowe was on her maiden voyage.The vessel was built at the Korean shipyard, Samsung Heavy Industries.
This is as planned and activated by Sri Lankan Port Authority, encompassing the Indian $ 140 billion Sagaramala Project and China’s $ 1 trillion One Belt One Road Project, where Sri Lanka is in the centre. With development of Galle, Hambantota and Trincomalee harbour projects, Sri Lanka will soon be the maritime hub of the South Asia.