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World's largest container ship docks at Ningbo Zhoushan Port

Updated : 2022-07-05 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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Ever Alot, the world's largest container ship, berths at the Meishan port area of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, one of the world's top container ports, on July 3. [Photo/Ningbo Evening News]

Ever Alot, the world's largest container ship, berthed at the Meishan port area of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, one of the world's top container ports, on July 3.

Measuring 399.9 meters in length and 61.5 meters in width, the vessel can accommodate up to 24,004 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units).

The ship, which was independently designed and built by China, overtook Ever Ace as the world’s largest container ship after it was launched in late June.

A total of 8,469 containers are expected to be loaded and unloaded from the ship at the Meishan port area of Ningbo Zhoushan Port.

The Meishan port area, where both colossal vessels have berthed at, has nine super-large container berths that can simultaneously accommodate several 200,000-ton container ships.

The port area features smart technologies that allows bridge cranes and gantry cranes to be remotely controlled.

In 2021, Ningbo Zhoushan Port handled 1.22 billion metric tons of cargo, up 4.4 percent year-on-year and topping the global rankings for the 13th straight year. The port's container throughput reached 31.08 million TEUs, up 8.2 percent year-on-year and ranking third globally, official data from the Zhejiang Port and Shipping Management Center showed.