“K” Line and ECT partners in Rotterdam for 40 years

ECT’s 40-year relationship with “K” Line is characterised by reliability, punctuality and mutual respect

“K” Line and ECT partners in Rotterdam for 40 years

Exactly 40 years ago the first container ship of the Japanese shipping line “K” Line moored at ECT in Rotterdam. The visit of the then brand new “Seven Seas Bridge” on the 25th of October 1975 marked the start of a close relationship that has now already been spanning four decades. During that period, the ships have constantly grown larger and the number of containers has steadily increased year on year.
The “Seven Seas Bridge” which called at ECT in 1975 was 264 metres long, 32 metres wide and had a capacity of about 2,000 TEU. During its first call, 178 containers were handled. Now, in 2015, “K” Line’s latest generation of ships is 366 metres long, 51 metres wide and carries 14,000 TEU.
When visiting ECT – like the “München Bridge” will for example do on Tuesday the 27th of October – these ships unload and load between 2,500 and 4,000 containers in a single call. Nowadays, the vessels of “K” Line are handled at the Euromax Terminal Rotterdam at the Maasvlakte, where the shipping line has a partnership with ECT as a member of the CKYHE alliance.
Fer Penders, Managing Director “K” Line Netherlands: “Customer satisfaction is a top priority for “K” Line. It is partially due to the services of ECT that we have been able to meet the high expectations of our customers for 40 years already.”
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