Evergreen Marine Corp. and COSCON (Cosco Container Lines) will launch a new Far East-Red Sea service, further enhancing joint services with the mainland China-based ocean carrier.

The new service, known as the FRS service, will have the following port rotation: Shanghai - Ningbo - Nansha - Hong Kong - Shekou - Singapore - Tanjung Pelepas - Aden - Jeddah - Aqaba - Sokhna Port - Singapore -Shanghai.

The EVER GROWTH will make the first sailing, departing from Nansha on December 31, 2006.

Vessel deployment on the FRS service will consist of seven 2,700 teu vessels. Five will be operated by Evergreen, and two will be operated by COSCON.