Maersk ‘Breaks Record’ During LA Port Call
LA Port has shared pictures of heavily-loaded containership Maersk Evora loading and unloading 24,846 TEUs, which it believes to be a new world record for a single vessel port call.
Maersk Evora loaded and unloaded a large number of containers during a single call at APM Terminals (APMT), Pier 400 during the week of October 18, 2017.
Maersk’s 13,492 TEU container vessel arrived at the APMT terminal fully loaded with nine containers above deck, a first for any US Port, the port said.
APMT used its newly raised cranes, the tallest in North America, to load and unload the vessel.
A ZPMC project heightened the cranes by 10 metres by inserting longer leg sections in August, 2017.
A 366-meter vessel, Maersk Evora was delivered in 2011 and has a TEU capacity of 13,492.
The Port of LA, APMT and Maersk each tweeted about the achievement.