New container loading record at ECT

thalassa_hellas_panorama4.200_dpi-460x292This week, the Thalassa Hellas called at the ECT Delta Terminal. During the visit of this vessel of Evergreen Line, ECT handled 11,051 containers (18,500 TEUs); a new record. Never before so many containers were handled in Europe during one call. The containers form a line of more than 110 kilometers:  about the length of the highway between Rotterdam and Antwerp.

The Thalassa Hellas is 368 meters long, 51 meters wide and has a capacity of 13,806 TEU. During her visit to ECT, 5,215 containers were discharged and 5,836 containers were loaded. The ECT Delta Terminal is the first and only port of call for the Thalassa Hellas in the Le Havre-Hamburg range in northwestern Europe. The previous record was held by the Thalassa Pistis. On this ship 10,557 containers were handled in October last year.

ECT invested heavily in equipment and systems to be able to handle fast and efficiently Ultra Large Container Ships as the Thalassa Hellas, the Thalassa Pistis and even bigger vessels. With the ongoing increase in scale in container shipping these investments at ECT continue unabated (ECT).