Busan port gears up for Maersk's Triple-E maiden call

Busan port is gearing up to be the maiden port of call for Maersk Line’s first Triple-E containership the Maersk McKinney-Moller.

The 18,000 teu ship will make its maiden call at Pusan New Port on 15 July where a ceremony will be held by Busan Port Authority (BPA) who are inviting dignitaries and VIPs from the Korean 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 Lim Ki-Tack, president of BPA.

The Maersk McKinney-Moller sailed from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea on 2 July and has sailed northwards to Vladivostok where it will take on bunkers before returning southwards to Busan for its first commercial call on the Asia – Europe trade.

Posted 08 July 2013

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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