Arrival of the World’s Largest Container Ship in Rotterdam
(With videos) On Tuesday 3 March, the MSC Oscar arrived at the APM 1 terminal in the port of Rotterdam. With a capacity of 19,224 teu, the ship is the largest containership in the world.
The MSC Oscar measures 396 by 59 metres. It arrived from Algeciras and left for Bremerhafen on Wednesday evening, 4 March. On 9 March, the ship will return to the port of Rotterdam, where it will be moored at ECT's Delta East terminal. After that, the MSC Oscar will leave for the Mediterranean via Felixstowe.
MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) is the second largest container shipping company in the world. The company docks ten to fifteen ships per week at Rotterdam.
Below a video of the ship's arrival in Rotterdam (by Kees Torn) as well as a video about its construction (by MSC Cargo).
Pictures: MSC Oscar arriving in Rotterdam (by Aeroview). Below you will also find an extra picture by Ries van Wendel de Joode (please click the pop-out link to view the picture in its proper dimensions).