The first vessel has berthed

Vado Gateway finally operational

by Port News Editorial Staff

The Maersk Kotka, the first of seven ships in the Maersk ME2 rotation connecting the Mediterranean with the Middle East and India, berthed at the Vado Gateway commercial terminal today.

The containership, with a 6400 TEU capacity , departed from the Moroccan port of Tangier and stopped in Alcegiras, Valencia and Fos Sur Mer-Marseille before arriving at Vado, from where it will continue its journey to Egypt (Port Said), Saudi Arabia, Oman, the Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi.

Together with the other six ships of the ME2 line, all container ships with capacities between 7,000 and 8,000 TEUs, the Maersk Kotka will call at Vado Gateway once a week.

With the arrival of the Maersk Kotka, the new deep sea terminal of the Danish group APM Terminals, inaugurated on 12th December, can finally become fully operational.

Translation by Giles Foster

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