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Huge M/V Maersk Edinburgh Calls on Colombia’s Port of Buenaventura TCBuen

[ December 22, 2015   //   ]

TCBuen, the Colombian terminal belonging to the Spanish Grup TCB, received on December 18 the largest container vessel ever to have operated in Colombia. The M/V Maersk Edinburgh covers the AC2 service of Maersk Line connecting China and South Korea with the Pacific Coast of Central America. The service makes the Port of Buenaventura a port of call of reference for this strategic route for international trade between the two regions.
M/V Maersk Edinburgh has a capacity of 13,102 TEUs and is 367 meters long and 48.2 meters wide. Its capacity is the maximum supported by the new locks on the Panama Canal, expected to enter into operation in 2016.
More vessels will soon be berthing at TCBuen, like M/V Maersk Elba, Maersk Effingham and others, which will be joining this regular service, confirming the growing activity of Maersk Line in TCBuen since 2011. These so-called ‘E’ class ships far exceed the 9,640 TEU of capacity of the largest vessels operating hitherto in Buenaventura.
The arrival of such ships to the port of Buenaventura has required an intensive process of preparation, including specific training and simulations of the maneuvers required. To this end, TCBuen has worked closely with Maersk Line officers, pilots, tugboats and port authorities. With technological innovation as its key feature, and having completed its second phase of expansion, Terminal de Contenedores de Buenaventura is now optimized and ready to serve these latest generation ships.

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