A.P. Moller - Maersk Group and Xiamen Port Celebrate Opening of Terminal

Thursday, September 06, 2007
A.P. Moller - Maersk Group and Xiamen Port (Group) held a grand opening ceremony for the Xiamen Songyu Phase I Container Terminal at Songyu Port, Xiamen. Madam Wu Yi, Vice Premier of the State Council, presided over the opening ceremony in the presence of Madam Ma Xiuhong, Vice Minister of Commerce. More than 200 people attended the event, including government officials from Fujian province and the city of Xiamen, as well as senior executives from the Xiamen Port Group and from A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, including Mr. Tom Behrens-Sorensen, Group Executive Vice President, and Mr. Richard Nicholson, Vice President for APM Terminals in the Greater China Area. APM Terminals is the terminal operating unit of A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. The Songyu Container Terminal will substantially strengthen the growing foreign trade in southeast China.

This opening further cements the long-term partnership between A.P. Moller - Maersk Group and the city Xiamen, and a joint commitment to develop together with South China’s economy. Songyu Phase I was jointly developed by APM Terminals and the Xiamen Port Group. Both companies hold a 50 percent stake in the terminal. Songyu Phase I began offering world-class container port services since its soft opening in April and has received positive feedback from shipping companies. The terminal is equipped with advanced port machinery. For example, it is the first Asian container terminal to use Eco-RTG with the lowest energy consumption level, demonstrating that the terminal is playing a pioneering role in China’s efforts to build a more environmentally-friendly society. The Songyu Phase I Terminal is uniquely positioned in the southeastern corner of the Haicang district in Xiamen at the intersection of the two sea lanes leading to the city, making it the closest terminal at the port with access to the high seas. The terminal has three 17-meter-deep berths across 1,246 meters of dock and a land area of 353,000 square meters, enabling it to receive calls from the sixth generation of large vessels. As a deep-water port close to sea lanes, Songyu Phase I ranks among the top international container terminals in the world. EMMA MAERSK and its PS-class sister vessels, the world’s largest and most advanced container vessels, call at the Songyu Phase I Terminal on Maersk Line’s Asia-Europe line.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


Kruszewski Joins Braemar Engineering

Braemar Engineering, the specialist maritime engineering consultancy, today announced the appointment of Chis Kruszewski to the role of Senior Electrical Engineer in its Offshore,

RigNet Partners Inmarsat to Offer Fleet Xpress

RigNet, Inc., a global provider of remote managed offshore communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry,

Italy's Eni Arrives Arctic as Shell Departs

As Shell retreats from the Arctic, the Italian oil giant Eni is making final preparations for its own oil exploration venture in the Norwegian Arctic, reports the Guardian.

Container Ships

Debris Appears to Belong to Cargo Ship Missing in Bahamas

Search and rescue teams on Sunday located debris which appeared to belong to the cargo ship El Faro that went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard,

Recent Vessel Sales - September 2015

Vessel sales for September 2015 (as of October 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.   Date Reported - Vessel Name - DWT - Built - (Age) -

MARAD to Fund Study on LNG Conversions

MARAD provides funding to further study LNG as marine fuel for containerships The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced it has entered a $900,000 cooperative

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1827 sec (5 req/sec)