Yantian International Container Terminals in China has welcomed the inaugural call of the 18,000 20-foot-equivalent-unit Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, a Triple E vessel.
YICT and Maersk Line jointly held a ceremony to celebrate the event with Patrick Lam, managing director of YICT, and David Skov, head of Maersk Line in South China, as well as 150 guests from different departments of the Shenzhen and Yantian governments.
“The choice of YICT as a port-of-call for Maersk’s newest and largest container ship is a testament to shipping lines’ confidence in our expertise when it comes to handling mega-vessels,” Lam said at the ceremony.
The Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller handled 1,682 containers during its maiden voyage. The ships is 400 meters (about 1,312 feet) long and 194 feet wide, and has been deployed in Maersk’s Asia-Europe service.