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Two of the World’s Largest Container Vessels Visit YICT Simultaneously

Date:Jan 24, 2014
Two of the world’s largest container vessels Marie Maersk and Madison Maersk visit YICT simultaneously Two of the world’s largest container vessels Marie Maersk and Madison Maersk visit YICT simultaneously
Two of the world’s largest container vessels Marie Maersk and Madison Maersk visit YICT simultaneously

On 23 January 2014, YICT received simultaneous calls from the 18,000-TEU Marie Maersk and Madison Maersk, two of the world’s largest container vessels. These two vessels, under Maersk Line’s Triple-E fleet, measure 400 metres long, 59 metres wide and have a draft of 16 metres. YICT is the only port in South China which is able to accommodate such vessels.

Maersk Line has a total of 20 Triple-E vessels. Marie Maersk and Madison Maersk are the fourth and fifth to come on stream following the debut of the first vessel of its kind in July, 2013. All Triple-E vessels have now called at YICT. It is very rare for two 18,000-TEU vessels to call at the port simultaneously.

With its contiguous deep-water berths, advanced management and service excellence,YICT has become the preferred port-of-call for super mega-vessels.