Evergreen Agency (SA)
Captain JJ Chen established the ship’s agency in 1992 to represent one of the world’s largest container carriers, the Evergreen Marine Corporation and its subsidiary, the Uniglory line. In 1998, the Evergreen Marine Corporation acquired one of the oldest shipping lines, Lloyd Triestino of Trieste, Italy, and in 2006 it was renamed Italia Marittima S.p.A. Previously serviced under Green Africa’s Lloydafrica Shipping banner, it formed part of the Green Africa Shipping mandate and function.
The ship’s agency managed all the Evergreen Marine Corporation and Italia Marittima vessels that called at the ports of Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
Since the Far East-South Africa trade route operated by the two lines is one of the most heavily tonnaged and globally competitive, calls are made weekly, with over 3 000 container ‘moves’ facilitated per vessel.
In line with the vision of Green Africa Shipping, which was “to become one of the preferred ship agencies in South Africa and globally”, the company acquired a 45% stake in Evergreen Agency (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd in April 2009. As a result of the transaction, all the services previously provided by Green Africa Shipping were transferred to the domain of Evergreen Agency (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.
Today, Green Africa Shipping is a holding company and is known as Green Africa Holdings (PTY) Ltd.