Largest portacontainer in the Adriatic Sea docks in Trieste harbour
TRIESTE - Up until now the record had been mantained by the motor vessel “Agamemnon”, which berthed at the container terminal of the port of Trieste for the first time on 28th July 2013.
From Sunday, the record of the biggest container vessel ever arrived in the Adriatic Sea will be “Cma-Cgm Cendrillon”, belonging to the French company CMA-CGM, which will berth at Molo VII (Pier VII) on Saturday late evening, will sail the following day after having discharged 1,800 teus and will return to Trieste after a week for export operations. Cma-Cgm Cendrillon, 334 meters long and 43 meters wide, can carry up to a maximum of 8,500 containers and is the first of five ships of similar dimensions which will replace the smaller ones already used for CMA-CGM services, jointly with Marsk Line. For the container terminal of Trieste this confirms the beginning of a series of new arrivals, with megaships handled thanks to the infrastructure of Molo VII and the features of the port of call. With two new cranes – operational again after a recent upgrading program – as well as the 18 metres of draft and the new rail services offered by TMT for Central-Eastern Europe, in fact, Trieste has become the best equipped port in the Adriatic Sea, ready to receive the scheduled traffic developments coming from the Far and Middle East. Trieste Marine Terminal, one of the main players in the development of the container transport in the North Adriatic Sea, provides a complete range of services: port handlings, storage and intermodal connections for its customers from Northern Italy and Central-East Europe, with a branch office in Germany (Munich) and Hungary (Budapest). It is this natural draft alongside, which is the deepest in the Mediterranean (18 metres), that in the last few years has enabled TMT to revolutionise the management of the container terminal, investing a lot in human resources (168 direct employees) and in technical equipment, thus guaranteeing to the shipping companies, rail and vessels operations for 362 days a year, 24 hours a day. Thanks to its draft, geographical position, historical, economic and cultural vocation, Trieste is the most natural and cost competitive access to Austria, Southern Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Moreover, as TMT is located in one of the Free Port Zones of the port of Trieste, the goods and the customers can enjoy special conditions for loading/discharging, customs clearance, warehousing and the postponed payment of VAT and customs duties.