Busan prepares for maiden call of Maersk Triple-E vessel

  • Maersk McKinney Moller scheduled to call Korean port later this month

The Port of Busan has announced that it is set to welcome the maiden call of the Maersk McKinney Moller – the worlds’ largest containership

Maersk’s 18,270 TEU giant is scheduled to dock at the Korean port on July 15th handling as many as 10,000 TEU on arrival.

To celebrate this historic occasion, the Busan Port Authority will hold a ceremony, inviting dignitaries and VIPs from the government, civic groups, media and academic sectors as well as key players in the shipping industry.

“This prestigious event is expected to raise the brand awareness of Busan port and strengthen the market position of Busan port as the main transshipment hub for Northeast Asia,” said BPA president Lim Ki-tack.

Maersk Line’s newest vessel is the first of the Triple-E series and was built in Okpo Shipyard (DSME) in Geoje, Korea. An additional four of the Triple-E ships will be delivered from the shipyard during 2013, while the remaining 15 ships will be delivered in 2014 and 2015.

After its maiden calling to Busan Port, Maersk McKinney-Moller will call at Kwangyang, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, the Suez Canal, Rotterdam, Gdansk, Arhus, Gothenburg, Bremerhaven, Tangiers, Singapore, Yantian, and Hong Kong.

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