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Grand Alliance’s new service in full operation
NYK Procyon begins calling Ceres Paragon TerminalOn August 6, the 63,179-gross-ton NYK Procyon, assigned by NYK to the Grand Alliance’s newly inaugurated Loop F service to Europe, paid her first visit to a terminal of the Ceres Paragon Terminals B.V., an affiliate of NYK, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This marked the first regular call by a large-sized containership not only for the Ceres Paragon Terminal, but also for Amsterdam Port.
To celebrate NYK Procyon’s visit, a welcome ceremony was held by the quarters concerned of Amsterdam City. At the ceremony, Mr. Marin Marohnic, captain of the vessel, was presented with a plaque commemorating her first call at the port by Director Hans Gerson of the city’s Port and Harbor Bureau.
The Grand Alliance plans to have its Loop A service to Europe also pay a regular visit to the Ceres Paragon Terminal from September in addition to Loop F. This terminal is counted upon to contribute to making up for a shortage of terminal capacity due to fast-increasing European cargoes and alleviating the resulting port congestion and ship delays in the European region.
Details of Ceres Paragon Terminals B.V.
Number of berths: 3
Quay length: 400’57m (Indented Berth) 615m (Marginal Berth)
Water depth: 15m
Yard area: 550,000 m2
Number of gantry cranes: 9
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