APM Terminals Zeebrugge in Belgium has received the first call of China Shipping Container Lines’ container ship Star on the Asia/Europe Express Service 7 service.
“We are extremely proud to welcome China Shipping Container Lines to our facility,” said Mark Geilenkirchen, managing director of APM Terminals Zeebrugge, in a written statement. “This new service adds more supply chain options for importers and exporters in the Hamburg-Le Havre range — and we will apply our high productivity skills to these vessels and the future 18,400-TEU ships from CSCL.”
The 155,470-deadweight-ton Star was built in 2011 and flies the Hong Kong flag.
China Shipping Container Terminals recently signed a deal for a 24 percent shareholding in APM Terminals Zeebrugge. APM Terminals currently holds a 51 percent majority share in APM Terminals Zeebrugge, with the Shanghai International Port Group having acquired a 25 percent share in the facility in 2010.