June 14, 2021

Did a Truck Carrying an ‘Evergreen’ Container Block a Chinese Highway?

On March 23, 2021, a vessel called the Ever Given, owned by the worldwide shipping company Evergreen, wedged itself across the Suez Canal, disrupting worldwide shipping. On March 27, 2021, a truck bring a shipping container bearing the name of that exact same company crashed on the Changchun-Shenzhen Expressway (the G25), causing a traffic congestion. The visual parallels were not lost on individuals of the Internet:

While we note that Evergreens shipping containers are transferred on trucks by companies unassociated to Evergreen and that there is no proof of any sort of connection between the maritime occurrence and the truck accident, the latter does appear to be accurate..

Due to the fact that there appears to be independent verification of the accident, the claim that a truck bring an Evergreen branded shipping container obstructed and crashed traffic in China is “True.”.

According to Chinese language reports, Jiangsu reported that there was “an accident near the Kylin Hub” that happened “at roughly 9:32 on March 27” on “the Nanjing Fourth Bridge Section of the G2503 Nanjing Ring Expressway … 55K from Liuhe to Nanjing.” This appears to match the info showed in the traffic camera images, which is identified as “G-2503” in the top left corner and whose text “K56” likely describes the 56 km marker (near to the “55K” marker in the Jiangsu Expressway report).

The truck occurrence appears to have been verified by the validated Weibo account (a Chinese variation of Twitter) registered with the Jiangsu Expressway business, which maintains and constructs many highways in China. That account tweeted about a mishap that matches the information given by the text in the traffic video screenshots:.