CALLS AT PTP

Up­grades en­sure port can host lat­est gen­er­a­tion of Triple-E ves­sels, keep up with in­dus­try re­quire­ments

New Straits Times - - Business World -

con­tainer ship­ping com­pany.

The ves­sel, which was pre­vi­ously berthed at Yan­tian, China, is sched­uled to make the next port of call at Port of Al­ge­ci­ras, Spain.

PTP chair­man Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mo­hamad Noh said PTP had the ca­pac­ity and ca­pa­bil­ity to ac­com­mo­date mega ves­sels be- cause it was fit­ted out with the right fa­cil­i­ties and equip­ment.

“The port is de­signed for the lat­est gen­er­a­tion of con­tainer ves­sels and can han­dle huge vol­umes.

“We are proud to host the Madrid Maersk as not many ports in the world can han­dle such mega ves­sels,” he said.

“Strate­gic in­vest­ments in our equip­ment and fa­cil­i­ties are con­tin­u­ing. Our equip­ment up­grad­ing and ex­pan­sion pro­gramme will en­sure that PTP can keep up with the rapid changes in the port and ship­ping in­dus­try and meet the de­mands of our cus­tomers,” he said.

The Madrid Maersk is the first in a se­ries of Maersk Line’s sec­ond gen­er­a­tion Triple-E ves­sels.

Its nom­i­nal ca­pac­ity is 20,568 20-foot con­tain­ers, nearly 2,000 more than the prior gen­er­a­tion.

The Madrid Maersk re­port­edly mea­sures 399m in length and a width of 58.6m.

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