Yantian sets new volume-handling records for single vessel in China
HUTCHISON Ports Yantian (Yantian) has achieved new records for the largest number of moves handled for a single vessel within two days.
The port said it handled 22,398 TEU, marking a record-breaking of moves in China when serving Mediterranean Shipping Company's MSC FLAVIA.
Two days prior to setting the country's record, Yantian loaded and unloaded 21,472 TEU during the stay of APL Raffles under CMA CGM Group, which has exceeded Yantian's previous record of 18,447 TEU in 2020 by 16 per cent.
Commenting on the achievement, Lawrence Shum, managing director of Yantian, said: "It is indeed a great challenge to handle such huge volume of containers in a short timeframe swiftly and smoothly, while up-keeping stringent Covid preventive and control measures at the port.
"Thanks to our team's restless efforts and dedication, we made this happen and broke the record two times in a row. I would also like to thank shipping lines and shippers' continuous confidence in Yantian's capabilities, efficiency and service level."