On 18 July 2022, Hutchison Ports YANTIAN (“YANTIAN”) was proud to accommodate six 400-metre-long vessels concurrently — “MSC SVEVA”, “MANCHESTER MAERSK”, “CMA CGM ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT”, “CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER”, “CMA CGM JEAN MERMOZ” and “EVELYN MAERSK”. This marks the first time that six 400-metre-long vessels have simultaneously berthed at YANTIAN, which is a rare occurrence to receive such sizable vessels simultaneously at any global ports.
Six 400-meter-long mega vessels berthed at YANTIAN simultaneously.
To meet the trend of increased deployment of mega-vessels among the maritime industry and the growing demand of the customers, YANTIAN launched the berth upgrade project last year. The enhancement has enabled YANTIAN to provide more agility and resilience to serve the world's largest container vessels. Hereafter, simultaneous calls of six 200,000-DWT vessels will become a new norm and a common occurrence at the quay side of YANTIAN.
Earlier on 8 July, YANTIAN welcomed the world’s largest container vessel “EVER ALOT”, solely designed and manufactured in China, on her maiden voyage. With an expansive deck area of 24,000 square metres and a length of 399.99 metres, “EVER ALOT” has a carrying capacity of 24,004 TEU. The vessel is equipped to carry 240,000 tons of cargo with a maximum of 25 layers. Since its delivery in June, “EVER ALOT” has been deployed on trade routes between the Far East and Europe along with six other ultra-large container vessels.
The world’s largest container vessel “EVER ALOT”, solely designed and manufactured in China, called at YANTIAN.
Lawrence Shum, Managing Director of Hutchison Ports YANTIAN, said, “We are pleased to accommodate six 400-meter-long vessels simultaneously for the first time after the recent berth upgrade and the relevant authority approval. YANTIAN is now allowed to handle six 200,000-DWT class vessels at the same time. All container vessels with capacity over 18,000 TEU deployed in South China are 100% calling at YANTIAN, a preferred port-of-call for mega vessels.”