Press Release

Arrival of the world’s largest container ship in Rotterdam

On Tuesday, March 3rd , the MSC Oscar arrived at the APM1 terminal in the port of Rotterdam. With a capacity of 19,224 TEU (20-foot containers), the ship is the largest containership in the world, with a length of 396 meters and  a width of 59 meters.

The MSC Oscar arrived from Algeciras and will leave for Bremerhaven on Wednesday evening, March 4th. On March 9th ,the ship will return to Rotterdam, where it will be moored at ECT's Delta East terminal. After that the MSC Oscar will leave for the Mediterranean via Felixstowe.

MSC – Mediterranean Shipping Company – is the second largest container shipping company in the world. The company docks ten to fifteen ships per week at Rotterdam. “We are very happy with the arrival of MSC Oscar. Her shipping schedule confirms that Rotterdam is the perfect port for this class of ships: the MSC Oscar will be visiting Rotterdam twice. MSC has built up a sturdy position in Rotterdam over the past few years. I hope and expect that the relationship between MSC and Rotterdam will only become stronger in the years to come.”, says Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

MSC Oscar (Photo Ries Wendel de Joode)

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