May 11 2012
Hanjin 13,100 TEU ship calls at Hamburg
During her maiden voyage the Hanjin Sooho, the Korean shipping company Hanjin’s largest containership to date, berthed in the Port of Hamburg early this month.
With a slot capacity of 13,100 TEUs, this mega-containership was handled at Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg.
The Hanjin Sooho is 366m long, 48.20m wide, and has over 800 connections for reefer containers. It was named in honour of the late Sooho Cho, former chairman of Hanjin Shipping Group, who died in 2006.
The Hanjin Sooho is the first of nine 13,100-TEU newbuildings to be deployed by Hanjin jointly with its partners on the East Asia-Europe service NE6 organised by the CKYH alliance whose other members are Coscon, “K’’ Line and Yang Ming.
With this NE6 service, the four shipping companies call at the ports of Hamburg, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Algeciras, Singapore, Hong Kong, Xingang, Kwangyang, Busan, Shanghai, Yantian, Singapore, Algeciras and Hamburg in a rotation lasting 77 days.
In 2011, a total of 5.2 million TEUs were handled in the Port of Hamburg’s container traffic with Asia.
“The forthcoming deepening of the navigational channel of the Lower and Outer Elbe will further boost Hamburg’s attractiveness as the European hub port for mega-ships such as the Hanjin Sooho,” said Patrick Won, Hanjin country manager, Germany.