Port Everglades celebrated the arrival of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s container ship MSC Rachele.
The Port says that, with the assistance of the Port’s three new Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes and one existing Post-Panamax crane, more cargo containers will move across Port Everglades’ docks from a single ship then anytime in the Port’s history – 4,849 containers, which equates to nearly 9,000 TEUs.
It will take 72 hours to complete the off-load and loading process on the 1,095-foot-long MSC Rachele. The previous record took place on August 26, 2021, with nearly 3,000 container moves on another MSC ship.
This is the second « big » first for the Port in a matter of weeks. On December 22, 2021, Port Everglades welcomed the longest container ship to ever call the Port, MSC’s 1,114-foot-long Kotor Bay.
Source: Port Everglades