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First Triple-E vessel visits Suez Canal terminal

The 18,300 TEU capacity Maren Maersk has become the second Triple-E class vessel to call an Egyptian port and the first with a commercial stop at the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) at Port Said East.

APM Terminals, the majority shareholder of SCCT, partnered with the Egyptian government and local authorities to complete a dredging project to increase the operational potential of terminal, which is expanding its annual container throughput capacity to 5.4 million TEUs.

In February, Mette’s sister ship Maren Maersk became the largest vessel ever to call a terminal in Egypt, when it arrived for a trial visit to the recently deepened APM Terminals global terminal network facility at the mouth of the Suez Canal on the Mediterranean Sea.

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