Contship Italia’s flagship hub-port in Gioia Tauro, Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) raised the bar to new standards last week when 1,228 reefer containers were handled on a single ship call, becoming an all-time terminal record
The milestone was achieved during the call of the MSC Clea owned by Mediterranean Shipping Company and deployed on their California Express service, connecting the US Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest coasts and Panama with the west Mediterranean. One of ten 9,400 teu ships in the service, the MSC Clea was built in 2016. At 300m in length she has a capacity of 9,400 TEU with a deadweight of 110,593 tons
MCT has a total of 2,300 reefer plugs available and was therefore able to handle without problems the volume of refrigerated containers from the MSC Clea.
Pasquale Papalia, Contship Italia’s Customer Service Manager at MCT, commented “Over the years, the MCT team has built its knowledge and improved its capabilities to allow for these operations to take place smoothly and quickly. Our customers are well aware of this, and it is one of the reasons we can handle without any problem such situations”.
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