The 18,000 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller has blazed a trail of record productivity as the world’s largest ship has visited a number of container terminals in the APM Terminals network.
Latest example was a visit to Tangier at Morocco’s Tanger-Med port facility, where a vessel record of 7804 TEUs was handled during the port call.
While at Tanger-Med, a productivity level of 29 moves per hour (MPH) was recorded while working the world’s largest vessel.
With 800 metres of quay, a 16-metre depth and eight super post-Panamax cranes, APM Terminals Tangier is one of the select facilities in the region able to accommodate the latest generation of ultra-large container ships of greater than 18,000 TEU capacity.
Other APM Terminals facilities equipped for Triple-E and with recent visits and productivity records include Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Aarhus, Denmark; and Gothenburg, Sweden.
“The Straits of Gibraltar are one of the great maritime crossroads of the world, and so we are proud to charge forward into the next phase in the evolution of global shipping, in which we continue to serve as a key transshipment center for the African and South American trade” said APM Terminals Tangier Managing Director, Hartmut Goeritz.
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