The container ship new building Cosco Guangzhou chartered by the Chinese shipping company Cosco Container Lines Ltd. docked in the Port of Hamburg on March 27 for the first time. Loaded with export goods for Northern-Europe, the container vessel started its maiden voyage on February 25 in Shanghai. Cosco is using the ship on its liner route AE 1 between the Far East and Europe via Dalian, Qingdao, Singapore, Rotterdam und Felixstowe to the Port of Hamburg, Europe’s most important sea port for Far East and China cargoes. HHLA-Containerterminal Tollerort (CTT) took over the discharging and loading of containers for the so far biggest container ship being dispatched in the Port of Hamburg.
The 9,500 TEU vessel was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea. The container giant is 1,150 ft.long. Early in the morning of March 29, the Cosco Guangzhou started its return journey to Shanghai. The container giant is being operated by the Greek Costamare Shipping CO S.A., Piraeus.