Busan Port Authority(BPA, President WOO
Ye-jong) stated that Saint Exupery(20,656TEU) of the world’s third largest
container liner, CMA-CGM entered Busan New Port BNCT Terminal on the 6th.
The ship was built in Subic Philippines,
Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction shipyard and has a length of 400 meters,
a width of 59 meters and gross tonnage tipping at 217,673 tons. It is the
largest container vessel that entered Busan Port since its opening. Saint
Exupery is longer than four football fields.
The boxship is deployed on the FAL
service and it will offer services to
Ningbo·Shanghai·Singapore·Algeciras·Rotterdam·Le havre after loading 3,500
containers at Busan Port.
Vessels with a loading capacity of over
20,000 TEU have continuously entered Busan Port since Madrid MAERSK(20,568TEU)
called at Busan Port last April.
BPA President WOO said “20,000TEU class
ships usually call at HJNC or PNIT, but Saint Exupery is the first 20,000TEU
class vessel that entered BNCT.”
He added “It shows that
Busan Port’s infrastructures are capable of accommodating mega size vessels and
can meet the global liners’ demand.