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MSC Texas Becomes Biggest Cargo Ship to Call at Port Everglades

By MarEx 2012-11-20 10:48:00

The MSC Texas has made maritime history this week by being the largest containerized cargo ship to call at Port Everglades in South Florida.

The vessel is 1,095 feet long, 141 feet wide and 90,745 gross registered tons, carrying as many as 8,238 20-foot containers when fully loaded at a draft of 47.6 feet, reports the Journal of Commerce. It came from northern Europe on a weekly service into the seaport.

A Port Everglades official stated that they are expecting to accommodate larger vessels more frequently, especially once the expansion of the Panama Canal is complete.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is currently studying Port Everglades for a project to deepen and widen its channels.

Port Everglades looking southeast towards entrance channel.