The Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) received and worked the first eastbound call of the new ABX (Asia – Black Sea Express) Service operated by the G6 Consortium, comprised of APL, Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line.
The MOL Performance arrived ahead of schedule, having called at Odessa, Constanza, Istanbul and Ashdod. She will continue her sailing back out to the Far East, calling at Singapore, Ningbo, Shanghai, Shekou and Hong Kong.
With 18 Cranes, 2,400 metres of quay and a year round draft capability of 15 metres, SCCT is the largest Terminal in the East Med, handling over 3 million TEU’s in 2011; an increase of over 13% compared to 2010. The capacity of the terminal has been designed to handle over 5 million TEU’s and expected to reach this figure by 2015.
Dredging Today Staff, May 30, 2012; Image: APM Terminals