The vessels are the largest containerships currently in service, being 28 TEU larger than the previous record holders, the series of seven 23,964 TEU HMM Algericas type built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and delivered in 2020.The "Ever Act" has 241,900 dwt, a length of 399.90 metres and a beam of 61.50 metres (24 rows). It has conventional propulsion and is equipped with an exhaust gas scrubber. An 11-cylinder WinGD diesel engine of the XD92B model powers the vessel at commercial speeds of up to 22.5 knots.Evergreen's latest new vessel was recently positioned from the Samsung shipyard on Geoje Island, South Korea, to Qingdao, China, where it joined Ocean Alliance's Far East - Northern Europe 'NEU6' service (which Evergreen calls 'CEM') on September 12, reports Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News.
The cargo flows will be concentrated at CTT's four berths, which will function as Cosco's "preferred hub" in Europe, HHLA said in a statement. Terms were not disclosed, reports IHS Media."The maritime world is currently facing intense changes. Long-term, trusting customer relationships - such as the ones HHLA has tended to for 40 years in trade with China - are that much more important now," Angela Titzrath, chairwoman of HHLA's executive board, said in the statement.The minority stake is the eighth port investment in Europe by the terminal-handling arm of state-owned Cosco Shipping Holdings. The other investments include control of Piraeus port in Greece, where it plans to increase its stake in the Piraeus Port Authority from 51 percent to 67 percent, plus interests in Belgium's Antwerp Terminal, Rotterdam's Euromax Terminal, CSP Zeebrugge, and Spain's Bilbao and Valencia terminals.Cosco Shipping is a customer of CTT, with two Asia services, a Mediterranean service, and a Baltic feeder service handled at the terminal. HHLA noted that CTT would continue to be open to all shipping lines.China is by far Hamburg's largest trading partner, with the 1.3 million TEU handled in the first half of 2021, representing a 14.2 percentage point increase year over year. The total throughput of Hamburg in the first six months reached 4.3 million TEU, a 5.5 percentage point increase on 2020.With the first stage of the Elbe River widening and deepening project completed, there is improved access for mega-ships and their huge call sizes that can exceed 10,000 TEU per visit."Even for the extremely large container ships of the mega-max class, offering slot capacities of between 18,000 and 24,000 TEU, the Port of Hamburg is now more readily accessible," Jens Meier, CEO of the Hamburg Port Authority, said in a statement.
As the number of containerships queued in San Pedro Bay hit 65 a week ago the two ports jointly announced the planned measures in concert with the US Department of Transportation.The announcement did not give specifics as to what the extended hours would be, but it said the Port of Long Beach would take the first step towards 24/7 supply chain by maximising night-time operations while the Port of LA will expand weekend gate opening hours."In addition, both ports have called on marine terminal operators to incentivise the use of all available gate hours, especially night gates, to reduce congestion and maximise cargo throughput capacity," the joint statement said.The two ports said they would work closely with the trucking community so that they understand the opportunities created.Port of LA director Gene Seroka said: "These steps, in addition to what has previously been recommended, demonstrate that the Port of Los Angeles will continue to innovate in order to manage this historic cargo surge.""The Port of Long Beach is prepared to take bold and immediate action to help the supply chain move the record cargo volumes that keep our economy moving, and we appreciate the support and leadership shown by the Biden-Harris Administration," added Port of Long Beach director Cordero.So far this year the Port of LA has handled 7.27 million TEU, up 30 per cent year on year.