Mumbai Maersk port of Rotterdam: The Mumbai Maersk arrived at the port of Rotterdam on September 5, 2018. The 399-meter vessel carried a record number of containers in a single shipment: 19,038 TEU. The Mumbai was unloaded at the APMT deepwater container terminal at Maasvlakte 2.
This was the first time that a container ship transported more than 19,000 TEUs of cargo in a single trip. And Rotterdam was the first port of call for this record shipment. “I congratulate Maersk Line and the APMT facilities in Maasvlakte 2 for the realization and handling of this record shipment,” says Hans Nagtegaal, container manager at the Port Authority of Rotterdam. “We are proud that Rotterdam has been the first port to handle a container ship with this production volume, we owe this honor to the depth of our watersheds and canals, our good connections to the interior and Rotterdam’s cutting-edge terminals.”