The vessel also visited the Port of Antwerp in early October, equally marking a new record as the largest container ship ever to call at Antwerp.
Specifically, the container vessel is one of the eleven new ships from Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) Gülsün-class of boxships, currently the world’s largest series of containerships.
Mr Eddy Ng, Managing Director of PSA Singapore Terminals 2, commented
MSC Isabella's call affirms the steadfast partnership between PSA and MSC, while demonstrating PSA's capability to handle the world's largest container vessels, further enhancing Singapore's status as a premier global transshipment and logistics hub.
Moreover, MSC Isabella is able to transmit up to 24 rows of containers, with a height of 13 tiers on deck. In addition, the vessel carries more than 2,000 refrigerated containers.
Concluding, the vessel is fitted with an IMO-approved hybrid exhaust gas cleaning system and has the option of switching to low-sulphur fuel or to be adapted for LNG use in the future, complying with the upcoming IMO sulphur cap 2020.