On 22 May ms Ever Golden called for the first time at CSP Zeebrugge Terminal of COSCO Shipping Ports. The ship is being deployed for the NEU3 service of the Ocean Alliance (CMA CGM/ Cosco Shipping Lines/Evergreen/OOCL) connecting the Far East with Northern Europe. The ms Ever Golden is a record vessel of Evergreen having a total capacity of 20,150 TEU.
It is about a Far East service calling both at Antwerp and Zeebrugge with very short transittimes for import loads from the Far East to Antwerp and for export loads to Asia in Zeebrugge. From Zeebrugge the east bound loop goes to Piraeus, Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Hongkong and Ningbo.
The NEU3 is a weekly service between the Far East and Northern Europe, for which Cosco Shipping and Evergreen are delivering the vessels. The ms Ever Golden has a capacity of 20,150 TEU. The current fleet of the service are vessels with a loading capacity of 13,386 and 14,568 TEUs, which will be replaced gradually by megamax vessels.