The Port of Felixstowe welcomed the maiden call of the Cosco Glory, the newest and largest vessel in the Cosco fleet, on Sunday 10th July 2011.
The Cosco Glory and sister ship Cosco Pride were constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, measure 366m in length and weigh in at 140,542 tons apiece. Capable of carrying 13,100TEU, they are the flagship vessels of the Cosco container ship fleet.
David Gledhill, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Ltd, which owns the Port of Felixstowe said:
“We are very pleased to welcome the Cosco Glory to the port on her maiden voyage and are proud to be one of the only UK ports to be able to berth the increasingly large ships entering the market. With the current expansion at the port, we will be able to handle more of these super post-panamax vessels simultaneously, and with the UK’s best road, rail and coastal feeder services to support our operations, our customers can be sure of unparalleled advantages when using the UK’s number one container port.”
The Cosco Glory is currently employed on the NE3 service, for which the port rotation is: Rotterdam, Felixstowe, Hamburg, Antwerp, Nansha, Hong Kong, Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Ningbo, Yantian and Singapore.