Evergreen-founder Dr. Yung-Fa Chang deceased

The estate of Dr. Yung-Fa Chang includes the container shipping company Evergreen Marine Corporation and the airline Eva Air

Evergreen-founder Dr. Yung-Fa Chang deceased

In deep sadness, Eva Air announced that Dr. Yung-Fa Chang, Founder and Chairman of Taiwan’s Evergreen Group, died on January 20, 2016 at the age of 89.

Dr. Yung-Fa Chang was born in 1927. With one single, used trading ship he established the Evergreen Marine Corporation in 1968, which is today one of the world’s biggest container shipping companies. In 1989 he established the airline named Eva Air, thus expanding his container shipping business by adding air and land transport.

In the past years, Yung-Fa Chang was committed to charity and social projects, mainly by the Chang Yung-Fa foundation. Moreover he promoted the education and training of seafarers. He was recognised throughout Taiwan and globally for his many outstanding performances and his enormous generosity, and received more than 20 honorary awards and doctorates.