One of the largest container ships Madrid Maersk docked at APM Terminals in Rotterdam. The vessel, which was commissioned in March 2017 and first second-generation Maersk Triple-E class carrier, completed the first voyage on the service AE-2 from Far East Asia to Europe. The service is operated by the 2M Alliance, being formed by the world’s largest container lines – Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company.
APM Terminals operates two terminals in the port of Rotterdam, one of the largest container ports in Europe. Port occupies the 13th place in the world in terms of cargo volumes. In 2016 the port’s container turnover reached 12.3 million TEU. The terminal of APM Terminals Rotterdam was commissioned in October 2000. Last year, the terminal handled 1.36 million TEU of cargo, while the second terminal of APM Terminals in the port area of Maasvlakte II handled 700,000 TEUs.
The container ship Madrid Maersk (IMO: 9778791) is the second largest container ship in the world and the second carrier to surpass the 20,000 TEU threshold. She was built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard and was delivered in April 2017. The container ship Madrid Maersk has overall length of 399.00 m, moulded beam of 58.60 m and maximum draft of 15.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 206,000 DWT and the gross tonnage is 214,286 GRT. Madrid Maersk has a capacity of 20,568 TEUs and is the first of eleven second generation Maersk Triple E class container ships. Maersk Line, the company owner, is taking delivery of 27 vessels of the same type to replace older ships through the end of 2018.
Video from docking of Madrid Maersk in Port of Rotterdam:
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