Madison Maersk, the 18,000 teu boxship and one of the nine sister ships currently operated by Maersk Line, saw more than 12,000 teu containers being loaded and uploaded during its 28 hours stay in Guangzhou port, according to Chen Hongxian, chairman of Guangzhou Port Group.
“Receiving the vessel was a test for us. We’re happy we passed it. It proves we have reached a new level with our facilities and services,” Chen was quoted as saying.
Tom Xu, head of Maersk Line Far East Asia Liner Operations Cluster, said the Madison Maersk’s visit to Nansha terminal at Guangzhou port “showed the company’s confidence in the Chinese market and in Guangzhou port as well.”
Maersk Line, the world’s largest container carrier, has ordered 20 Triple-E ships from South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).
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