South Korea’s Sungdong shipyard has delivered the 8,827 teu container ship VALENCE, the fourth of five 300m long compact vessels ordered in May 2011 by Costamare. The Greek non-operating owners commited to the quintet with the backing of long-term charters to Evergreen Marine.
The VALENCE is 300.01m long and 48.20m (19 rows) wide. She is thus one example of the growing number of compact wide beam ships in the size range of about 9,000 teu in service for or ordered by carriers such as MSC, Evergreen, CMA CGM, CCNI and CSAV.
With its new V-class series, Evergreen revives some traditonal names of the Taiwanese carrier. The original V-class ships were units of about 1,100 teu, built in 1978 and 1979 in Japan and Taiwan.
The new ship has been assigned to the Far East to ECSA service ‘ESA’ jointly operated by Coscon and Evergreen and Zim.