As the 15th largest container port in the world, 2nd largest port in Europe and in a radius of most of the European purchasing power. Port of Antwerp is a powerhouse. See for yourself with these records that are obtained in 2018.
Most records broken: Madrid Maersk
The Madrid Maersk broke 2 records and is the largest container carrier ever to sail into antwerp and the second-largest container ship behind the OOCL Hong Kong. with 20,568 TEU (Also a record in the Port of Antwerp), 399 M LOA, 58.6 M Beam, 16 M maximum draught and a gross tonnage of 212,400 BT this ship was able to carry it’s containers through the port of antwerp. The company Maersk is currently taking delivery of 27 vessels like this one.
|Maximum draught||16 M|
|Gross tonnage||212,400 BT|
The MCS Ditte is a vessel sailing under the Liberian flag. This cargo ship is the vessel with the biggest beam to sail into the Port of Antwerp with 59.08 meters. With a draught of 14.9 meters it does come close to the Madrid Maersk.
The Eleonora Maersk is one of the worlds largest container ships. Made in 2006 and now sailing for Denmark it is the ship with the most draught (15.6 meters) to sail into the Port of Antwerp.
The Liberian vessel MCS Anna built in 2016 is the vessel with the biggest LOA of 400 meters to sail into the Port of Antwerp.
The Ever Golden
The ever golden is the heaviest vessel to sail into the Port of Antwerp with 217,612 BT of gross tonnage and dead weight of 218000 tonnes. The ship currently sails under the flag of Panama.
The Bao Guo
The Bao Guo is a bulk carrier sailing under the flag of Panama and with a cargo of 163,106 tonnes it is the highest cargo ship ever in the Port of Antwerp.
Finally we have the Athesis Core which is holds the record of a DWT of 260,823.