Giant MSC Oliver called Sines

Monday, August 8, 2016
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The Port of Sines received over one of the largest containerships in the world, the MSC Oliver, belonging to the owner MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company. This ship has the characteristics of a maximum capacity of 19,224 TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit), 395.4 m long, 59 m wide (width) and a GT of 193,000 tons (Gross Tonnage).

Coming from Bremerhaven, the ship operated in the Port of Sines’ Terminal XXI, concessioned to PSA Sines, a night operation that began at 22h the 04 of August and lasted at dawn, thus benefiting from the service 24h / 24h that the Port of Sines offers. The next call of the ship is the port of Tanger Med (Morocco).

This ship is part of the highest segment of the MSC and went into operation in 2015, the year the Port of Sines received its sister ship MSC Zoe, with similar characteristics. The class of the largest MSC container ships in operation in the world, called the "Oscar Class" (derived from the name of the first ship of this generation, the MSC Oscar), has a length size of four football fields, design speed of 22.8 knots, sailing with a crew of 35 people on board and requiring a draft of 16 m depth to operate.