On August 11, the vessel MSC Zoe, one of the biggest container ships in the world, called the Port of Sines. Belonging to the ship-owner Mediterranean Shipping Company, the vessel offers a maximum capacity of 19.224 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit), 396m of length overall, 59m of beam and 16m of draft, comprising 23 container rows on board.
Coming from Antwerp, the vessel was operated at the Port of Sines’ TXXI, a terminal whose concession is awarded to PSA Sines. After the handling of 3.000 TEU, in nearly twelve hours, the vessels sailed to Singapore via Tanger-Med.
MSC ZOE is part of the biggest vessels in operation belonging to MSC. It was built in the shipyards of Daewoo Shipbuilding and has recently begun operating. The call in Sines was part of her maiden voyage and, as usual, the Port Authority celebrated the moment with the delivery of the crest to the Captain of the vessel.
Press here to see some figures about the MSC Zoe.