APM Terminals (APMT) Elizabeth has received the first call of Wan Hai’s updated Far East – US East Coast AA7 service.
The terminal’s capacity for processing Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) is critical for the new service, which intends to operate bigger ships on the route.
The weekly AA7 service is a new Hapag-Lloyd and Wan Hai collaboration.
There are 12 ships ranging in size from 4,500 to 13,500 TEU scheduled to rotate between Shanghai, Ningbo, Taipei, Shekou, Cai Mep, Singapore, Colombo, the Suez Canal, and APM Terminals Elizabeth, Norfolk, Charleston, and Savannah.
Wan Hai’s smaller ships of 4,500 to 6,500 TEU will be gradually replaced this year with larger ships of 7,500 to 13,500 TEU, including the new Wan Hai A-cl.
APM Terminals Elizabeth has a berth of 6,000 feet and is outfitted with Super Post Panamax cranes with a 23-container extension to work numerous ULCVs and Neo-Panamax Vessels at the same time.