The 13,808 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship (ULCS) Thalassa Hellas of Evergreen Line made its maiden call at the ECT Delta Terminal last Friday.
The maiden visit marks Evergreen Line’s entry into the league of ULCS operators and with 6,750 moves or 11,500 TEU handled at her first port call in Europe a new record was set for ECT.
The Thalassa Hellas was berthed at Evergreen’s dedicated facility at the south side of the ECT Delta Terminal,which is just one hour from the port entrance and, following the widening of the harbour basin, offers even better access to ULCSs 24/7. The record volume handled during this first port visit signals the commitment of Evergreen Line to Rotterdam and ECT as their main hub port in North West Europe.
Wando Boevé, CCO of ECT: “We highly value our long lasting relationship with Evergreen and are proud of this new record. ECT is continuously investing in its capabilities to offer our customers all the facilities necessary to handle their vessels whatever the size. Our service however does not stop at the waterside as we also offer unprecedented possibilities for reliable and sustainable hinterland transport.”
The Thalassa Hellas is deployed in Evergreen’s Far East Europe Service (CEM Service) calling at the ports of Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Colombo, Suez Canal, Rotterdam,Felixstowe, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Suez Canal, Colombo, Tanjung Pelepas, Hong Kong and Qingdao.
Port of Rotterdam, October 30, 2013