Port of Valencia recently achieved a new cargo handling record in a single port call. In fact,a total of 8.701 containers loaded and unloaded from a single ship and in a single stopover.
According to the port authorities, “MSC SIXIN” managed to move 8.701 containers (TEUs) in a single stop between 27 and 30 August 2020.
This is the first time that over 8.000 TEUs have been exceeded. Specifically, 3.304 import TEUs were unloaded and 5.397 export TEUs were loaded at the MSC Terminal Valencia facilities.
The operation generated 700 days of dockworkers’ work (for loading and unloading work 50 “hands” or stevedoring teams of 14 people each were required).
…the port noted.
For the records, the previous figures of movements which were over 7.000 TEUs reached previously by the vessels of the same company, which are the following: MSC London, MSC Venice, MSC Istanbul, MSC Hamburg and MSC New York.
Concluding, the MSC SIXIN is also the ship with the highest capacity that has docked in the Port of Valencia, together with its “brothers of the GULSUN class”, such as MSC GULSUN itself, which are beginning to become commonplace in Valencia.