This past weekend, the container ship ‘CSCL Pacific Ocean’, belonging to COSCO SHIPPING Lines with a capacity of 19,000 TEU, has scaled for the first time at the CSP Iberian Valencia Terminal, being the largest container ship of the shipping company that until date has operated in the Valencian dock.
The ‘CSCL Pacific Ocean’ is assigned to the AEU7 service that connects Asia with Northern Europe, with a port rotation that starts in Xiamen (China) and ends in Felixstowee (UK). With a length of 400 meters, a beam of 59 meters and a draft of 14.7 meters, the ‘CSCL Pacific Ocean’ docked at the CSP Iberian Valencia Terminal in the port of Valencia on Saturday night and, after carrying out nearly 900 loading and unloading movements of full and empty containers, set sail the next day.
The operation was completed successfully thanks to the coordination between the different human teams of COSCO SHIPPING Lines Spain and CSP Spain, in permanent communication with those responsible for the service in Asia. COSCO SHIPPING Lines, as a member of The Ocean Alliance, has announced the Ocean Alliance 6 Product, to be launched in April 2022 with 42 services, 352 container ships and an annual capacity of 22.4 million TEUs on the world’s main routes. . The stopover in Valencia of the ‘CSCL Pacific Ocean’, which operates in the AEU7 service, is due to the shipping company’s strategy of testing the operational capacities of its terminals in the Mediterranean for Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV).
Operations at the terminal were carried out successfully thanks to the fact that CSP Spain has recently incorporated a new gantry crane at the main dock of its Valencia terminal, the STS 21, whose features allow speeding up the operations of these extraordinarily large container ships , optimizing and reducing the ship’s stopover time.