Wednesday, July 20, 2011

MSC Bruxelles Arrives in Charleston

South Carolina welcomed the largest container ship to ever call the Port of Charleston when the MSC BRUXELLES docked at the Wando Welch Terminal today.

The 109,000-ton ship is more than 1,100 feet long and 150 feet wide. It can carry the equivalent of nearly 9,200 twenty-foot long shipping containers and has a maximum draft.

The BRUXELLES is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC), the world's second-largest container shipping line and a major employer in the Port of Charleston. The ship is deployed on MSC’s “Golden Gate Service” between the U.S. East Coast and China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The vessel arrived from Norfolk and sails to Freeport before heading to China through the Suez Canal.

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