ECT Delta Terminal sets new record: 10,557 containers unloaded and loaded on Thalassa Pistis
Last weekend, the Thalassa Pistis of Evergreen Line called at the ECT Delta Terminal where the ship set a new record for ECT and for the Port of Rotterdam: during its visit to the terminal, 10,557 containers were handled, Port of Rotterdam said in its press release.
There were 5,341 containers unloaded and 5,216 containers loaded. On the vessel a berthproductivity of more than 150 containermoves per hour was achieved. The ship was therefore able to continue its journey to the Far East well within the agreed upon time. With a capacity of 13,806 TEU, a length of 368 metres and a width of 51 metres, the ship of Evergreen Line is classified as an Ultra Large Container Ship (ULCS).
These large ships are increasingly being used in intercontinental container transport; as demonstrated by this new record, the call sizes (the number of containers unloaded and loaded during a terminal visit) are increasing accordingly. At the end of last year, the sister vessel of the Thalassa Pistis - the Thalassa Hellas, which also sails under the flag of Evergreen - set a record at the ECT Delta Terminal as well. At the time, 6,750 containers were handled. ECT continuously invests in its employees, facilities and systems in order to accommodate these large container volumes and to keep pace with the ongoing scaling-up which is occurring among its customers.