Maersk Elba Becomes Largest Ship to Call in Israel – Photos and Video

Maersk Elbe at Haifa Port's Carmel container terminal, February 2, 2017. Photo: Haifa Port
Maersk Elbe at Haifa Port’s Carmel container terminal, February 2, 2017. Photo: Haifa Port

The Maersk Triple-E containership Maersk Elba became the largest ship to call in Israel on Thursday after docking at Haifa Port’s Carmel Terminal.

The Carmel Terminal was inaugurated in 2010 as the largest and most advanced terminal in Isreal with capacity to grow to 1 million teu per year. The terminal currently has six super post Panamax cranes, which can accommodate some of the world’s largest containerships, such as the 13,100 TEU Maersk Elba. The port is even planning to bring in the larger 18,000+ teu ships, like the Triple-E’s, sometime down the road. 

Photo: Haifa Port
Photo: Haifa Port

Below is a video of the Maersk Elba arriving at Haifa Port on Thursday. Also check out the 360 photo of the ship in port down below.

MV Maersk Elba

 
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme:  366.44m × 48.27m
Flag:  Marshall Islands
Gross Tonnage:  14,1716
Deadweight:  14,2105 t
Year Built:  2011

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