10,000-TEU ZIM Djibouti calls at Port of Seattle

Time:2009-09-03 Browse:15 Author:RISINGSUN

THE 10,000-TEU ZIM Djibouti recently berthed in the Port of Seattle`s Terminal 18, making it the largest ship ever to call at the port.
The Djibouti is deployed in the Grand Alliance`s Pacific Northwest Service, which connects Seattle to Singapore, Laem Chabang, Shekou, Hong Kong and Kaohsiung.
"The inclusion of such a large vessel in a string that calls at Seattle demonstrates that we have the capability to handle very big ships," said Charlie Sheldon, managing director of the Port of Seattle`s Seaport Division, in a statement from port authorities.
The largest ships to previously call at Seattle, the 9,000-TEU Marit Maersk and Mette Maersk, were at the port in the first week of June.
"We`ve welcomed new services from Maersk, CMA CGM and Zim this summer, so we`ve had a lot of large, new vessels in our harbour," Mr Sheldon said. "These new services should help improve our container volume performance next year."