The history of the
Evergreen Group began with the formation of Evergreen Marine Corp. by Dr. Y.F.
Chang on September 1, 1968. He started shipping operations with a single
15-year-old general cargo vessel named the Ever Trust. The company grew at a
tremendous rate and by 1985 it had become the word's largest container ship
During its 40-year history, the Evergreen Group has diversified its business
interests with land and air transportation operations and an international
chain of hotels. EVA Air, which made its maiden flight on July 1, 1991, is
Taiwan's first and only privately owned international airline.
In parallel, the Evergreen
Group founded Evergreen International Hotels, which operates five-star
properties throughout Taiwan and in key locations overseas.
From air travel and sea freight to ground haulage and hotels, the Evergreen
brand is strongly associated with safety, reliability and high-quality
services. The Evergreen Group has won the hearts of customers in every part of
Dr. Y.F. Chang believes in giving back to society. In 1985, he founded
the Chang Yung-fa Foundation, an organization committed to providing emergency
and medical aid, promoting education and culture, and elevating moral
standards. Among its milestones are the formation of the Evergreen Symphony
Orchestra and the launch of Morals Monthly, a magazine distributed free of
charge to school-age children. The Foundation also operates the Evergreen
Maritime Museum, an institution dedicated to preserving Taiwan's maritime