Port of Gdynia handles largest container ship in its history

2021/12/30 at 1:06 PM

Port of Gdynia, the second-largest harbour in Poland, has set a new milestone in its history. It hosted the container ship with a carrying capacity of more than 11,000 TEU. The vessel is being handled at the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT).

At BCT, we are honoured to host the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company Cape Akritas, which is the largest vessel in terms of capacity (11,037 TEU), that has ever entered the Port of Gdynia,” the Baltic Container Terminal reported on Wednesday, 29 December. According to MarineTraffic, the ship called at Gdynia in the morning, at around 08:00. The previous record was also set at BCT two years ago by the Cap San Juan vessel with a capacity of 10,600 TEU.

Cape Akritas container ship in Port of Gdynia, source: Baltic Container Terminal (BCT)

NWC to IPAK line

The Cape Akritas container ship arrived at Gdynia after calling at the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda. It serves the NWC to IPAK line that connects India and Pakistan with key ports of the Mediterranean, North Sea and the Baltics. It is expected that it will depart for India on Thursday, 30 December. According to the schedule, it will arrive at the Indian port of Nhava Sheva on 2 February 2022 after the 34-day-long journey.

Cape Akritas ship

With a capacity of 11,037 TEU, the Cape Akritas vessel has a length of 330 metres, a width of 48.34 metres and a draught of 12.1 metres. It was built in 2016. Currently, the ship is sailing under the flag of Malta.

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