River Scheldt, Antwerp June 12, 2011 12.16 pm
Following the visit of the largest container ship CMA CGM ‘Marco Polo’ (length 396 m and breadth 54 m) at Rotterdam. Yesterday in the middle of the night the largest container ship in the world (16.020 teu) arrived in Rotterdam. Unfortunately for photographers not the right time. Luckily last year I had as part of the project ‘Pilots of the World’, the opportunity to sail with a maiden voyage of the MSC ‘Laurence’ to Antwerp. At that time it was one of the largest container ships in the world (length 366 m and breadth 48 m). The purpose of the maiden voyage was to investigate whether it was possible to pass the locks at Berendrecht and berthing backwards in the MSC container terminal.