Yesterday, EUROGATE welcomed the world’s largest container ship at its container terminal in Wilhelmshaven. The ocean liner with the special name OOCL Germany docked for the first time at EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven on her maiden voyage.
“Although we are in the meantime witnessing the world’s largest container vessels at Wilhelmshaven on a weekly basis, each occasion is still something very special,” says Mikkel Andersen, Managing Director of EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven. “We are delighted that the world’s largest container ship, with a capacity of 21,413 TEUs, is calling at Wilhelmshaven. We see this as a sign that our customer OOCL is very happy with the performance of the container terminal.”
The OOCL Germany is the second in a series of six ships in OOCL’s G class. Eurogate already welcomed her sister ship, the OOCL Hong Kong, at EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven on 2 July. The OOCL Germany operates on the Asia-North Europe Loop 1 (LL1) and departs from Wilhelmshaven for Felixstowe on Monday night.
In a fitting welcome, EUROGATE employees had arranged containers on the container stowage area near the berth of the OOCL Germany to form the number “21,413”.
EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is Germany’s only deep-water port. Ultra-large container vessels can dock and depart here at all times independently of the tides or weather conditions. Wilhelmshaven offers large alliances like the “Ocean Alliance” many advantages that go beyond tide-independent accessibility. The port has been planned to modern standards, offers plenty of space for ensuring smooth processes, has congestion-free connections to the hinterland and is the nearest German seaport to North Rhine-Westphalia with its strong external trade links.