In an initiative designed so as customers around the world could better identify with the companies' network of services, EMC and sister shipping companies Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd, Italia Marittima SpA, Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd and Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd adopted the unified common trading name 'Evergreen Line' in 2007. Since then, Evergreen Line has actively cooperated with strategic partners through alliances, joint services and slot swap arrangements to provide a wider range of service options to its customers.
Evergreen has always been at the forefront in the development of a sustainable global container transportation system. "We recognize the obligation we have to conduct our operation as a constructive corporate member of the global society," Evergreen Group Chairman Dr. Chang said. "We will not wait for legislation to be introduced. We will use the latest technology as soon as it is available so as to minimize the impact of container shipping operations on marine life, port communities and humanity worldwide."
As such Evergreen took advantage of the most advanced shipbuilding technologies to enhance the environmental protection capability of its 8,500 TEU L-type container ships, the delivery program of which commenced in 2012. In addition to the eco-friendly features available on the S-type ships, the L-type vessels are designed with an optimized hull profile to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.