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MSC transfers to Felixstowe’s new berths

Oct 03, 2011
MSC has transferred its Asia-Europe services to Felixstowe’s new berths 8 and 9.

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has transferred its flagship Asia-Europe services, the Lion and Silk Services, to Felixstowe’s new berths 8 and 9, which have been created specifically to deal with the next generation of container ships.

The MSC Kalina was the first Silk Service vessel to call at the new facility carrying Captain Rafaelle Porzio, MSC Operations Manager. At 14,000 TEU and 366m in length, it is one of the largest container ships in the world today.

David Gledhill, Chief Executive of Hutchison Ports (UK), which owns Felixstowe, said: “As we conclude the final period of testing and commissioning on berths 8 and 9, it is a great vote of confidence to have MSC transferring its flagship services to our new facilities and indeed a landmark occasion to receive a visit from Captain Porzio, who was pleased to confirm MSC`s long-term commitment to Felixstowe.”

 

The latest cranes arrive at the new Berths 8 and 9 at the Port of Felixstowe (photo courtesy of Port of Felixstowe).

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