Ever Given – the Ship that Blocked the Suez Canal – Arrives in Rotterdam
This morning, 29 July, Ever Given arrived amid great interest at quayside of ECT Delta terminal in the Amazonehaven. The vessel is loaded with about 18,300 containers and all continental containers will be unloaded here. Containers for Hamburg will be loaded back onto Ever Utile this weekend to continue their journey to Hamburg. Ever Given is expected to leave for Felixstowe early next week to deliver the remaining containers in het UK.
The arrival went according planning. The Rotterdam container terminals handle five to eight such container ships every day this year.
The vessel left Port Said on Wednesday 7th July bound for Rotterdam, a voyage of about 3300 nautical miles, taking 21 days, 11 hours, to arrive this morning at the Maasvlakte berth.
In the first half of 2021, container throughput in Rotterdam grew by 8.7 percent to a new record high.
Photographs courtesy of Port of Rotterdam and Kees Torn
Source Port of Rotterdam