Following the headlines about the massive cargo ship named Ever Given which got stuck in the Suez Canal, an interesting photo resembling the Suez blockage was reported from China. It was a picture of a truck carrying a container with ‘Evergreen’ painted on it causing a traffic jam on a highway. Needless to say, this picture took the internet by storm.
The incident took place on the Changchun-Shenzhen Expressway, Nanjing, on the 27th of March, at 9:55 AM local time. The truck carrying the container crashed and stopped across the road’s numerous lanes.
In both vehicles, the word ‘Evergreen’ can be seen on the side. However, this isn’t the only similarity between the two. Mothership claimed that both the truck and the ship went in the wrong direction to the right side. Also, both stopped at an angle of roughly 45°.
A group of five shipping companies adopted ‘Evergreen Line’ as their trading name. Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd, which is one of them is leasing the Ever Given from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, its Japanese owner, at the moment. However, none of these companies got anything to do with the highway accident in China. China Times stated that Evergreen is only involved in transportation by sea. It does not run any trailer business in mainland China. It also stated that the owner of the cargo in the container usually arranges land transport.
China Times even quoted some comments made by netizens. One of them was a joke which stated that Evergreen’s coverage was a ‘comprehensive’ one, having been related to obstructions in both the land and the sea.