Posted September 10, 2019
MSC Gulsun arrived at the APMT 2 terminal quay in the Port of Rotterdam on Tuesday, 3 September at 14.00 hours. The vessel, 400 metres long and with a beam of 62 metres, has a 23,756-TEU capacity, making it the world’s largest container ship. MSC Gulsun is the first container ship capable of transporting 24 containers side by side across the breadth of its hull. The OOCL HongKong, taken into operation two years ago, was the largest containership until now, with a capacity of 21,413 TEU. De MSC Gulsun, het eerste containerschip dat over de breedte 24 containers naast elkaar kan vervoeren. 24 containers side by side, a new record in container shipping. Arrival of MSC Gulsun, the world’s largest container ship, in Rotterdam.
Hans Nagtegaal, Container Manager at the Port of Rotterdam Authority during the arrival of MSC Gülsün, said that increased scale in container shipping is good for the Port of Rotterdam’s competitive position. With depths of 20 metres, we are convinced we can also welcome the 30,000 TEU vessels. The quays are also strong enough to accommodate larger cranes. Our immediate competitors don’t have anywhere near such depths.