Danish shipping giant, Maersk Line has claimed that it has broken a world record at Los Angeles Port in the US. Port of Los Angeles has shared the pictures on twitter of heavily loaded Maersk Evora containership loading and unloading 24,846 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) containers. Maersk Line has claimed that it is new world record for a single vessel port call.
The record took place at APM Terminal, Pier 400 in the Port of Los Angeles during the third week of October 2017. The 13,492 TEU Evora ship arrived at the port on October 17 and departed on October 22, data from Maersk Line website indicates. Maersk Evora was fully loaded when it left for the voyage to Port of LA from Xiamen Songyu Container Terminal, China on October 3. Newly raised ZPMC cranes unloaded and loaded record number of Standard 6meter containers in just few days. The containership left for its port call to Yokohama in Japan on 22nd October.
Maersk Evora was serviced by the newly raised cranes ZPMC cranes, said to be the tallest in North America, at APM Terminals Pier 400. The Port of Los Angeles said the ship came into APMT fully loaded with nine containers above deck, the first for any US port.
Maersk Evora is a Denmark flag carrier built in 2011 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. According to Vessel Value, the market value of Maersk Evora is currently slated at $62.53 million.
– Chaitanya Kulkarni