The vessel, which is 400 meters (about 1,312 feet) in length, 59 meters wide and 73 meters in height, delivered containers from Asia. APM Terminals Rotterdam set a new terminal productivity record on the vessel with berth productivity of 215 gross moves per hour and crane productivity of 37.1 gross moves per hour.
“To appreciate the scale of this type of vessel, keep in mind that if the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller was fully loaded with 18,000 TEUs packed with sneakers, it would be enough sports shoes for the entire populations of the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Finland combined, with enough left over for everyone in Berlin as well — about 111 million pairs,” said Ben Vree, portfolio manager of APM Terminals Europe, in a written statement.
The Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller was formally launched in June at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in Okpo, South Korea, and entered into service on July 15 at the South Korean Port of Busan, with calls at Shanghai and Yantian, China, and the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia. The Rotterdam call will be followed by stops at APM Terminals’ facilities in Bremerhaven, Germany; Aarhus, Denmark; Gothenburg, Sweden; and Tangiers, Morocco.