Size does matter, evolution of containerships…
The "Magleby Maersk" operated by Maersk was delivered in 2014 and has a capacity of 18.270 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU). When this ship was ordered, no port in the Americas could handle this size.
Suitable ports include several Chinese ports, Hong Kong, Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore and Colombo in Asia. And in Europe: Rotterdam, Gothenburg, Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven, Southampton, London Gateway, Le Havre, Felixstowe, Gdańsk, Antwerp and Algeciras.
The other ship the "Orca I"on the right side operated by Cma-Cgm was build in 2006 and has a capacity of 5.095 TEU. It's currently in service between Europe and the USA.
Both vessels were docked this week at the most automated terminal facility in the world: "APM2" at the Rotterdam Maasvlakte.
500- 800 TEU year 1956 / Early Containerships
1.000-2.500 TEU year 1970 / Fully Cellular
3.000-3.400 TEU year 1980 / Panamax
4.000-5.000 TEU year 1988 / Panamax Max,Post Panamax
6.000-8.000 TEU year 2000 / Post Panamax Plus
12.500 TEU year 2014 / New Panamax
15.000 TEU year 2006 / Post New Panamax
18.000 TEU year 2013 / Triple E
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