3 February, 2023

The largest container ship in the world is flagged with Panama

Portacontenedor Ever Alot, the first to break the mark. Photo: Courtesy AMP.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Panama – The Ever Alot container ship, the first to break the record 24.000 HP's (containers of 20 pies), and the one with the highest load capacity built in the world, joined the Panama Ship Registry, the government said on Thursday.

The Panamanian registry is the largest globally with more than 8,500 thousand boats that sail under the flag of the Central American country, said the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

Photo: Courtesy AMP.

The boat has "impressive dimensions" since it has 400 meters in length (length) 61,5 meters wide (width), about the size of three and a half football fields, and a draft of 17 meters.

The Ever Alot was built with the best environmental technology by incorporating a gas treatment system to comply with the limits of permitted emissions., as well as energy saving equipment, and a bulbless bow design intended to reduce fuel consumption, according to the AMP.

Photo: Courtesy AMP.

The Panama registry has 18 of the 20 largest container ships in the world in relation to TEUs.

The maritime authority explained that shipowners choose to flag their ships with Panama due to the solidity of the registry, In addition, it offers benefits and incentives to promote a greener industry and a younger global fleet..

In addition to that, it has international technical offices strategically located around the world to support the more than 350 thousand sailors who sail aboard the more than 8 thousand 500 ships registered under the Panamanian emblem.

Photo: Courtesy AMP.