EEE-jumbo to visit Copenhagen, Wilhelmshaven and Felixstowe on off-schedule calls
Not only Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, but also the ports of Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and Felixstowe, UK, will see off-schedule calls by Maersk Line’s new 18,270 teu EEE-class vessel MAJESTIC MAERSK:
According to the carrier’s most recent schedule, the MAJESTIC MAERSK will sail straight to Copenhagen, where she is to be christened, from the Polish port of Gdansk.
In order to berth at the famous Langelinie Pier, where water depth is limited, the ship will discharge normally at Gdansk, but it will not load any eastbound containers.
After the Copenhagen visit, the jumbo vessel will sail directly to Gothenburg, while the AE10 service’s regular Aarhus call will be skipped.
Following the regular eastbound call at Bremerhaven, the MAJESTIC MAERSK will then make an off-schedule appearance at Wilhelmshaven, where she is expected to exchange eastbound cargo with the EUGEN MAERSK. Both ships will be trading on the AE10 and both will be on eastbound voyages. The MAJESTIC MAERSK will be a few days behind schedule because of her christening and the EUGEN will be ahead of schedule since her round-trip is to skip the Gothenburgh call.
The fact that one ship is ahead of schedule and the other behind, will allow Maersk Line to exchange cargo between the two, while the ships meet at Wilhelmshaven.
Eventually, after a routine southbound call at Rotterdam, the new MAJESTIC MAERSK will set a new record for the biggest container ship ever to call at a UK port, when visiting Felixstowe on another off-schedule call. After this, the AE10 voyage will resume normally.