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MSC Gülsün is arriving on her maiden voyage in Bremerhaven on August 19th, 2019.
MSC Gülsün is the very first so called MEGAMAX-24 vessel to call a North European port.
At her delivery in July she was the biggest containership ever built but in the meantime the slightly bigger MSC Mina gained this title.
The picture shows the MSC Gülsün arriving in Bremerhaven, the very first North European port ever called by a vessel of this size.
Built: 2019 | IMO No.: 9839430 | Gross tonnage: 232,618 | Flag: Panama | Container capacity: 22,960 TEU
MSC Gülsün000MSC Gülsün arrived directly from the Spanish port of Algeciras in Bremerhaven and was warmly welcomed by local tug boats.

MSC Gülsün003She arrived in very windy and rainy weather conditions but was berthed without any problems.

MSC Gülsün012MSC Gülsün is a so called Megamax-24 type containership. Meaning 24 bays in length, 24 boxes on top of each other (12 below and 12 on deck) and 24 boxes in width.

MSC Gülsün025As MSC Gülsün arrived straight from Algeciras, Bremerhaven is now the very first port in the North Range to be called by such a huge vessel.

MSC Gülsün033The huge funnel is the result of an installation with SOx scrubbers
to comply with the IMO 2020 sulphur (oxide) emission regulations.

MSC Gülsün043In Bremerhaven vessels of this size need to berth with starbord side alongside and therefore are turned in a special turning area.

MSC Gülsün045MSC Gülsün was assisted by three tug boats. Two aft and one forward of the vessel.

MSC Gülsün049MSC Gülsün and all vessels of her size will be the first containerships to have more than 60 metres of width (61,51 m).

MSC Gülsün064After turning the vessel can proceed backwards towards her berth at MSCGate terminal, Bremerhaven.

MSC Gülsün077Almost there..

MSC Gülsün090MSC Gülsün was alongside in Bremerhaven for around 29 hours and left the port on time on the day after towards Gdansk, Poland.