APMT Quetzal welcomes Guatemala’s largest boxship to date

APMT Quetzal welcomes Guatemala's largest containership to date

APM Terminals (APMT) Quetzal in Guatemala recently welcomed the WAN HAI A01, one of Wan Hai Lines’ largest containerships.

This 13,248 TEU vessel, built in 2023, is 336 metres long and 51 metres wide, with a maximum draught of 15.1 metres. As the largest vessel ever to berth in Guatemala, this event marked a significant milestone in the country’s port history.

According to APMT, Quetzal is the only container terminal in Guatemala that can accommodate vessels of this size, with a state-of-the-art operating system, a 350-metre quay, and three Super Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore cranes.

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Guatemala has expanded its trade relationships with other countries in recent years, leading to increased direct services to and from the country.

The arrival of the WAN HAI A01 at APMT Quetzal is evidence of this progress according to APMT.

The vessel is part of the Wan Hai Lines Asia-South America weekly service, which visits several ports in both regions. Additionally, this marks the beginning of a group of similarly sized vessels that will now call at APMT Quetzal.

With the terminal currently operating at 66 per cent capacity, it can effectively manage the growing number of larger vessels.

Most recently, APMT Mumbai (Gateway Terminals India – GTI) resulted as the top-performing terminal in India for the 64th consecutive month.

The terminal said it achieved the accolade due to its combination of high volumes and low vessel dwell times, despite having the highest volumes of any gateway terminal in India.

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