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Record-Breaking Cargo Moves at Port Everglades

[ January 13, 2022   //   ]

Floridians could see more products on their local store shelves after the arrival of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Rachele.
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 (twenty-foot equivalent units, which is the industry’s standard measurement). 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.