• ITVI.USA
    15,859.850
    -49.550
    -0.3%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.773
    -0.003
    -0.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.460
    -0.150
    -0.7%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,864.700
    -50.600
    -0.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,859.850
    -49.550
    -0.3%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.773
    -0.003
    -0.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.460
    -0.150
    -0.7%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,864.700
    -50.600
    -0.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
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American ShipperIntermodal

First Geest North Sea ship built to handle 45-foot European containers

First Geest North Sea ship built to handle 45-foot European containers

   Intra-European carrier Geest North Sea Line has taken delivery of the first of two 812-TEU containerships specifically designed to carry a full load of 45-foot pallet-wide containers.

   To compete against 13.6-meter (45-foot) European trucks, Geest said it has had to replace its entire container fleet with 45-foot palletwide containers.

   Its new vessel, the “Geeststroom,” is more than twice the size of Geest’s current largest ship, and will be deployed on Geest’s Rotterdam/Tilbury and Rotterdam/Hull routes. A sister ship, the “Geestdijk,” is due for delivery in April.

   Geest said it wants to expand European shortsea shipping and, in particular, push for a greater use of intermodal options including rail and inland waterway transport in Europe.

   “Unfortunately, no-one yet has built a containership specifically designed around the 45-foot box and so any vessel we have chartered (until now) has always been a compromise,” said Wout Pronk, Geest’s managing director. “Geeststroom has changed all that, ” he added.

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