Thursday, July 29, 2010

Post-Panamax at Halterm

1. Atlantic Larch scoots around the stern of the Tsing Ma Bridge, as the ship starts to back in to Halterm. Although the ship looks loaded, she is not down to her draft marks, indicating a large number of empty containers on board.

2. Atlantic Oak (port side) and Atlantic Larch (starboard) swing Tsing Ma Bridge off Halterm.

The latest post-Panamax container ship to arrive at Halterm is Tsing Ma Bridge, which put in this morning for the first time. K-Line continues to ramp up its ship sizes here, and so it is a good thing that Halterm plans to extend its berth to be able to work two post-Panamaxes at once.

Tsing Ma Bridge was built in 2002 at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, South Korea, with tonnages of 68,687 gross and 71, 310 deadweight. This gives her a capacity of 5610 TEU, 500 of which can be reefers.

For more on the structure after which the ship is named try:

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