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May 18, 2017

Port of Hamburg greets its first 20,000 TEU container ship

In the evening of Monday, May 15, the MOL TRIUMPH, one of the biggest containerships in the world, docked at the Port of Hanburg's HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB).

The new flagship of Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is the first vessel with a loading capacity of over 20,000 TEU in the Port of Hamburg.

Some 10,000 TEU will be loaded or discharged at CTB for the MOL TRIUMPH that is provisionally scheduled to leave the Elbe conurbation again at four in the morning on May 18.

By Thursday some 6,000 TEU will be discharged and 3,500 TEU loaded. These quantities of cargo that have to be handled and moved on within the shortest possible timeframe, demand a superhuman effort from the terminal operator.

HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai possesses two high-performance berths of the type required for clearing the new 20,000-TEU containerships.

Source: Port of Hamburg