In the portal area of Maasvlakte II of the Rotterdam port the first zero emission container terminal has been inaugurated. It is also completely automatized and it belong to the Danish company APM.

 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 16:06

CMA-CGM: A SHIP CALLED "JULES VERNE

The CMA-CGM has finally launched its new flagship, the containership Jules Verne.

It is the containership number 3 of the CMA CGM "series".

"The series" is a project (co-produced by the French company CMA CGM and the Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries), which involves the construction of 3 containerships gigantic size to increase still and considerably the capacity of the hold.

The ships featured in this project are: Marco Polo, Alexander Von Humboldt and Jules Verne.

The latter is the largest of the three at sea with a capacity of 16,000 TEUs, long 396 meters wide and 54 meters will be used for the service FA1. The service FA1 (French Asia Line) which began on June 5 has developed between Busan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Yantian, Port Kelang, Suez and Malta, to continue its rotation in the port of Tangier, Souththampton, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Malta, Suez, Khor Al Fakkan, Jeber Ali and Port Kelang, and ending in Ningbo.

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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 14:33

ROTTERDAM PORT: MAASVLAKTE 2 PROJECT

Infrastructure works are often accompanied by large investments, direct consequence of a medium and long term vision.

The Port of Rotterdam is an example if we consider the construction of Maasvlakte 2 project.

The goal was to expand the carrying capacity by increasing the area available at the entrance of the docks determining the leadeship of Rotterdam as the first gateway of Europe.

On September 1st 2008, the Mayor at the time Opstelten has given the green light for the construction of Maasvlakte 2, a mammoth project that will require the use of 240 million cubic meters of sand, allowing the construction of a dam of 3.5 km with 7 million tons of rock and 20,000 concrete blocks. The port now has an additional 700 acres.

Interesting is the provision of the timeline from the project website that makes available to monitor all the stages and milestones reached.

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