With a draught of 17.30 metres, Marseille Maersk notes a new record for container ships calling Port of Rotterdam, surpassing the previous record which was at 17.10 metres.

What is more, Rotterdam recently noted a new milestone following the arrival of world’s largest container ship, HMM Algeciras.

For the records, the port's waterways can accommodate even greater draughts: up to 22.50 metres for incoming vessels and 21.50 metres for ships leaving the port. This maximum draught is particularly relevant to oil tankers and iron ore carriers.