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Record Container Cargo at UK Port, Largest Ever Handled By Ship in Europe

14th January 2022
Record cargo at the Port of Felixstowe is believed to be the biggest containers handled ever on a single ship in Europe when on board MSC Diletta. AFLOAT adds another containership Anna G which following repairs in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, made a recent first 'commercial' sailing since from the UK's biggest box boat port when tracked two days later to the German North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven. Record cargo at the Port of Felixstowe is believed to be the biggest containers handled ever on a single ship in Europe when on board MSC Diletta. AFLOAT adds another containership Anna G which following repairs in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, made a recent first 'commercial' sailing since from the UK's biggest box boat port when tracked two days later to the German North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven. Credit: Logistics Manager-twitter

The UK Port of Felixstowe, operated by Hutchinson Ports, has handled what is believed to be the largest number of containers ever on a single ship in Europe.

A total of 23,773TEU (standard containers) were handled on the 24,000 TEU MSC Diletta, which completed operations and sailed from the port on Monday.

“The size of container ships has been increasing for many years and with growing demand for services into the Port of Felixstowe we are seeing ever greater container exchanges,” commented Robert Ashton, Operations Director at the Port of Felixstowe.

“We are also seeing a trend to consolidate cargo on fewer ultra-large ships. The MSC Diletta is operated on the 2M Alliance Griffin/AE55 Far East Asia to North Europe service.

LogisticsManager has more here.

For further Felixstowe related coverage, Afloat reported on the repaired 'feeder' containership Anna G which having departed Dun Laoghaire called next to the English port this month.

Afloat has sinced tracked the ship on Saturday to a port in Germany, Wilhelmshaven near the Frisian Islands. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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