Jun 16, 2017: The second-generation Maersk Triple-E vessels made a visit to APM Terminals Rotterdam on its maiden journey to Far East-Europe. The 20,568 TEU Madrid Maersk was launched in March 2017. This is the first of 11 of the Maersk Triple-E vessels to be delivered to the global container ship fleet service to be operated by Maersk Line and Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping’s 2M Alliance.
“We are excited to welcome the Madrid Maersk to Rotterdam and deliver the operational excellence our customers expect, ” said Keith Svendsen Chief Operating Officer, APM Terminals based in The Hague, Netherlands.
Added Mark Cairns, The Netherlands Managing Director for Maersk Line. “With this maiden call of Madrid Maersk to Rotterdam, we have yet another opportunity to celebrate our good cooperation with the city, the port and APM Terminals. As the latest addition to our modern fleet, this new vessel continues our commitment to serve our customers in The Netherlands and around the world in an even more efficient, environmentally-friendly and sustainable way.”
APM Terminals operates two terminals at the Port of Rotterdam, which is Europe’s busiest container port, and ranked 13th globally, with 12.3 million TEUs handled in 2016. APM Terminals Rotterdam, which opened in October 2000, handled 1.36 million TEUs in 2016, and APM Terminals Rotterdam Maasvlakte II handled 700,000 TEUs last year.