Largest-ever boxship calls Port Everglades
A Mediterranean Shipping Co. vessel that called Port Everglades Friday was the largest containership to ever call at the port, officials noted.
The “MSC Marina’s” 6,402-TEU container capacity is more than 1,000 TEUs larger than the next-largest containership to call the port.
MSC’s terminal operator, Port Everglades Terminals, has become the second-busiest terminal at the port in less than two years. MSC-PET is expected to generate $3.7 million in revenues for the port during the current fiscal ear.
The MSC Marina is part of MSC’s transatlantic service. It called Port Everglades to pick up about 1,500 empty containers that are being repositioned. The vessel had called Freeport, Bahamas and was sailing on to Savannah and Charleston before returning to Europe.
The largest vessel of any kind to call Port Everglades is the Cunard Line cruise ship “Queen Mary 2,” which is 1,132 feet long. The U.S. Navy’s “USS Ronald Reagan,” an aircraft carrier that has called the port, is 1,092 feet long, port officials said.