At the beginning of September the new flagship of the Chinese shipping
company COSCO Container Lines Ltd. docked at the Port of Hamburg
for the first time. The Cosco Asia with its slot capacity of 10,062
TEU, is the largest container ship to have entered the Port of Hamburg to
date. The unloading and loading of the containerized cargo
by HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT).
This container giant with a length of 1,145 ft. is deployed by COSCO
as part of its AE4 Asia-Europe line service. On its first eastward
voyage, after Hamburg, the following ports of call are serviced:
Felixstowe, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Singapore, Xiamen, Yantian, Hong
Kong and Nansha.
This container giant, constructed in the Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries
shipyard, has a length of 1,145 ft., a breadth of 149 ft. and has
a slot capacity of 10,062 TEU (20-ft. standard containers).
Cosco is planning to incorporate an additional seven
newbuilds of this size into its China -Europe route by the end of 2008.