Photos: World’s Largest Container Ship ‘Ever Ace’ Visits HHLA

On Wednesday evening, the 24,000 TEU mega-carrier “Ever Ace” of the Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen berthed at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) on its maiden voyage.

Ever Ace
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The newbuilding, which was launched at the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries at the end of July, is currently the world’s largest container vessel with a length of 400 metres and a width of 61.5 metres.

The “Ever Ace” is the first ship in a series of twelve newbuildings that will be delivered to Evergreen by 2024. She operates in a regular liner service between the Far East and Northern Europe.

Ever Ace
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At Burchardkai, the mega-carrier discharges and loads more than 8,800 standard containers (TEU). Up to six container gantry cranes work on the ship at the same time.

Ever Ace
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In recent years HHLA has prepared for the increasing ship sizes in container shipping with a whole package of measures.

Ever Ace
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These include a third mega-ship berth with five new container gantry cranes at CTB. HHLA has thus created additional capacities for handling ultra-large container vessels with a cargo volume of 24,000 TEU and more.

Reference: hhla.de

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