Recently, one of the world’s largest container ships, the “Oriental Turkey” registered in Hong Kong, China, was newly delivered and launched. It set sail from the Nansha Port Area of Guangzhou Port and started its voyage from the Far East to Europe.
The ship is over 389 meters in length and 61 meters in width, with a deadweight of 235,000 tons and a container capacity of 24,000 TEUs, more than ten times that of ordinary container ships. Carrying small household appliances, clothing, food and other goods, the ship mainly serves countries and regions along the “Belt and Road”, passing through Southeast Asia to Germany.
The Nansha Entry-Exit Border Inspection Station took the initiative to take multiple measures to efficiently escort ships out of the country. The professional operation team of Guangzhou Port Nansha Phase II adopts “one ship, one plan”, closely communicates with the shipping company and port unit on the stowage plan, optimizes the operation arrangement throughout the process, and ensures the safety and punctuality of the cargo in an all-round way through paperless processing load.
Since the beginning of this year, the world’s largest container ships have called at Nansha port area intensively. On March 24, the world’s largest container ship “Oriental Spain” (OOCL SPAIN), known as the “Sea Castle”, made its maiden voyage to Nansha Port. The ship is 399.99 meters long, 61.3 meters wide and 33.2 meters deep, with a load capacity of 228,000 tons and a maximum one-time container capacity of 24,188 standard containers. When fully loaded, it can reach the height of a 22-story ordinary residence. King” deserves his name.
Only 17 days later, on April 10, another container ship “MSC IRINA” also successfully berthed at Nansha Phase II Container Terminal of Guangzhou Port, setting a new record for the largest container ship in Nansha Port. .
“Mediterranean Irina” is a large container ship independently developed by my country, with a length of 399.99 meters and a molded width of 61.3 meters; the highest single shell stacking layer is as high as 25 floors, which is equivalent to the height of a 22-story building; the maximum container capacity is 24,346 TEUs, These containers are lined up end to end on the ground and can be connected from Guangzhou to Hong Kong. They are well-deserved “sea giants”. Departing from Nansha Port, the ship “Mediterranean Irina” will arrive at the European port of Gioia Tauro, Italy in just 23 days.
The Nansha port area of Guangzhou Port is equipped with the world’s leading terminal production management system hardware facilities. It has built 20 large container berths of more than 100,000 tons, and the annual container throughput exceeds 24 million TEUs. In recent years, with the full support of port units such as customs, maritime affairs, border inspection and pilotage, the port business environment in the port area has continued to be optimized. It has also made an effective test of the comprehensive ability of the terminal.
Among the average berthing time of ocean-going international container ships in the world’s major ports from January to June 2023 released by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange, Guangzhou Port ranks first with an average berthing time of 0.62 days and 0.92 days. The world’s major ports rank first and second, and the efficiency and comprehensive efficiency of port loading and unloading operations are world-leading.