Giant 20,000teu container ship berths at Port of Hamburg

MOL Triumph, one of the biggest containerships in the world, made fast in Hamburg at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). The new flagship of Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is the first vessel with a loading capacity of over 20,000teu in the Port of Hamburg. Some 10,000teeu will be loaded or discharged at CTB for the MOL Triumph that is provisionally scheduled to leave the Elbe conurbation again on 18th May.

“It is an amazing moment to have the MOL Triumph here in the Port of Hamburg,” said Jan Holst, Director North Europe for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in Hamburg, on the arrival of the megaship. “Our shipping line has been really exerting itself, working towards this moment for the last three years. It makes you feel really proud when it actually happens.”

Previously, MOL’s biggest container ships had a capacity of some 14,000teu. “So, this is naturally a quantum leap for us in terms of volume, challenging the whole organisation. In Europe we have taken on staff in each port – 13 in Hamburg alone,” Mr Holst added.