Pentalver were thankful to be invited by MOL to go and see the containership in person. Four Pentalver employees were taken on the blue funnel ferry for a tour of Southampton docks. The tour included watching the MOL triumph have containers unloaded and staff found the visit very impressive and a thoroughly enjoyable occasion.
The 400m-long MOL Triumph is the first of a new type of ultra-large container vessel to enter service this year. Its operators claim it is more fuel efficient than previous carriers.
Built by Samsung in South Korea, the ship will run between Chinese and European ports. It can hold the equivalent of 20,170 containers. Southampton port operator said it was a “significant and proud occasion”.
It arrived in Southampton on the 11th May and remained in the port until Sunday 14th May before heading to Hamburg and its return journey to Asia. The even larger 20,568 TEU Munich Maersk is due to call at the port later this year. The size of a container ship is defined in terms of its load capacity. Chris Lewis, managing director of Southampton port operators DP World, said: “It is an honour to be hosting one of the world’s largest container ships as it arrives in Northern Europe for the first time.”
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