Singapore-based ship manager Synergy Group is taking two 20,000+ TEU containerships under technical management.
The duo is owned by Evergreen Line and includes Ever Gifted, which has already been delivered to the company and Ever Grade, set for delivery on January 15. Built by Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding, the 20,000+ TEU ULCVs are among the largest containerships in the world.
Commenting on the development, Captain Rajesh Unni, CEO and Founder of Singapore-headquartered Synergy Group, said he was thrilled to join the 20,000+ TEU club. “The Ever Gifted is one of the highest capacity container ships currently in service. It is also one of the most efficient, enviro-friendly and impressive vessels deployed across Evergreen’s service network. It offers fuel-efficient headhaul options and slow steaming variations on backhauls,” he added. The Singapore-flagged, 199,489 dwt Ever Gifted has an overall length of 399.98 metres, beam of 58.8 metres, total capacity of 20,388 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and 1,300 reefer points. It was delivered to Evergreen back in April 2018 as part of the company’s newbuilding fleet of 11 ships.
Synergy has over 200 vessels in its managed fleet across various maritime sectors.“Two years ago, we prepared and trained specialised crew to operate the world’s first Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC). It is challenges like these that we excel in. It’s not only about managing traditional ships. As a technical partner for shipowners, we need to be prepared to take on the challenges posed by new technology,” Unni continued.“ Larger ships result in more complexity. New technology brings many unknowns. Modern shipmanagement is about preparing the next generation of crew to face these challenges and put in place processes that work seamlessly for these new kinds of vessel operations.”