Another Milestone for APM Terminals Maasvlakte II

The 18,300 TEU EEE-Class Marstal Maersk became the largest vessel to call the new Maasvlakte II expansion of the Port of Rotterdam, arriving Monday morning January 5th as part of the testing phase prior to regular weekly calls starting in February. 

The vessel is 399-meters (1,310 feet) long and 59-meters (194 feet) wide and sails in Maersk Line’s AE10 Asia/Europe service with the next port call in APM Terminals Tangier, Morocco.

APM Terminals Maasvlakte II has been designed to be the world’s safest, most technologically advanced and automated container handling facility, and began landside commercial operations with the opening of the truck gates last month.

Maasvlakte II is the extension of the Port of Rotterdam. Directly to the west of the current port and industrial area, a new top European location for port operations and industry was created in the North Sea.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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