The 18,000 teu vessel's most recent call, at Morocco’s Tangier-Med port, consisted of a vessel record of 7,804 teu handled in a single exchange, at a speed of 29 moves per hour, making use of the APM facility’s 16 m depth, 800 m of quay and eight super post-panamax cranes.
Triple-E vessels have also set productivity records at other APM Terminals facilities including Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Aarhus, Denmark; and Gothenburg, Sweden.
“The Straits of Gibraltar are one of the great maritime crossroads of the world, and so we are proud to charge forward into the next phase in the evolution of global shipping, in which we continue to serve as a key transshipment center for the African and South American trade” said APM Terminals Tangier managing director Hartmut Goeritz.
APM Terminals Tangier handled 1.23m teu in 2012, an increase of 4% over 2011’s volume.
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