Evergreen Profile Essay

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EVERGREEN Profile Since its establishment by Dr Yung-Fa Chang on 1 September 1968, Evergreen Marine Corp (EMC) has secured its place in shipping history. Since those early days, it has not only survived, but positively thrived on hard-work and perseverance, until today it boasts a fleet of over 160 container vessels. Both in terms of the magnitude of its fleet and its cargo loading capacity, EMC ranks among the world's leading international shipping companies. But it was not built overnight. In 1975 when the energy crisis hit the world and the shipping industry slumped, EMC had innovative yet practical ideas about how to shape the future and it boldly launched its containership project. With a newly-built fleet of containerships, it started a full container service for the routes linking the Far East with the US West Coast. EMC's fleet of containerships was the first such fleet for Taiwan. In 1984, EMC made another pioneering move with the launch of the east-west full container service across the world. Its ships sailed throughout the continents of Asia, Europe and the Americas. This move established Evergreen as second to none in the provision of economical and convenient transportation services for global industries. With more than 240 service locations, EMC covers more than 80 countries with its shipping network. Evergreen's network includes several east-west routes linking southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Korea and Japan with the east and west coasts of the US. It also provides services from Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia to Europe and the Mediterranean. EMC's containerships link Asia with South Africa and South America and Europe with the east coast of the US and are deployed on a range of intensive sailing routes throughout Asia. They travel to India, the Middle East and the Red Sea, as

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