Since its founding in 1968, Evergreen has been looking at the future for more than 42 years—whether for superior customer service or environmental issues. Today, we see the latest development – the emergence of end-to-end international logistics, offering customized flexibility to meet each customer's specific supply chain needs.
We have forged closer partnerships with terminal operators, railroads and trucking companies and made confidential agreements with our customers to ensure capacity and timely service in the competitive global marketplace. We also endeavor to ensure that we continue to meet or exceed the green initiatives so important today for our customers and theirs.
We must now consider these tremendous benefits – the opportunities opened by our global economy – against the cost to future generations. We are disciplined, diligent and honest in our assessment.
Protecting the environment moving forward like all issues, involves cost – significant cost. And how will the maritime industry, facing many challenges, successfully address the environment issue? For Evergreen, there is no other priority. Whether or not we have new ships being built, we have been continually investing in the design efficiency of our next fleet. And we do not overbuild.
Evergreen has its own team for optimized design of ship's hull that enables us to load more containers and save fuel oil with optimal energy efficiency.
Saving fuel makes sense for economic and environmental considerations. In addition proven design concepts such as double skin fuel oil tanks, AMP system, a low sulphur fuel supply system, gray/cargo bilge water holding tank, electric deck machinery and other features have been adopted on our newest fleet design.
These successful innovations will be used on our next generation vessels to ensure environmental protection issues. Other design concepts will address minimum ballast, slow steaming, ballast water treatment plant, frequency control sea water pump, HT47 higher tensile steel and green passport. These will be incorporated into our next generation vessels.
CO2 Emission Reduction Design
Evergreen has reduced the total CO2 emission rate of its fleet through technical and operational measures. Evergreen continuously work on developing the optimized ship's design which can reduce the CO2 emission rate.
Optimized Hull Form with High Efficient Propulsion System
Evergreen next generation vessel will have optimized hull form with high efficient propulsion system to enhance the energy utilization and reduce the fuel consumption and emission pollution.
Minimum Ballast Design
The next generation of Evergreen Line vessels are using the "wide-beam" concept to improve ship stability. With the wide beam concept, the ship can carry a minimum quantity of ballast water when operating.
The environmental impact will be reduced through ballast water exchange, while increasing cargo loading per unit power and enhancing energy utilization, and the energy utilization will be enhanced by increasing loading capacity as per unit power at the same time.
MARPOL NOx Emission Tier III Upgradable
Designers of the Evergreen next generation vessels will consider applying the MARPOL – Nitrogen oxide (NOx) mission Tier III level as soon it is available.
To date some of the equipment used to assist reducing NOx emission, such as SCR, EGR, is still in the development phase by the maker. Evergreen’s next generation vessels will maintain adequate space so this equipment can be installed in the future.
Variable Frequency Control Sea Water Pump
Variable frequency control type motor on the main cooling sea water pump will be on all Evergreen Line future vessels. This will allow the motor speed to be automatically controlled by sea water and central cooling fresh water temperature to enhance electrical power utilization, which will preserve energy.
HT47 Higher Tensile Steel
For the purpose of reducing the hull structure weight,Evergreen Line's next generation vessel will utilize higher tensile steel (HT47) on the main hull structure. Lighter ship weight means lighter ship means lower propulsion power,reduced emissions and greater energy savings.
Evergreen will consider to adopt the "Green Passport" to comply with the IMO – "Ship Recycling Convention" and contribute to environmental protection.