MSC’s largest containership named in Bremerhaven

MSC's largest containership given named in Bremerhaven

MSC’s largest container ship has been named ‘MSC Michel Cappellini’ at the Stromkaje Terminal in Bremerhaven, Germany.

The MSC Michel Cappellini containership reportedly measures at a height of 400 metres and a width of 62 metres. It can also transport a total of 24,346 containers in 24 rows.

In addition to the festive naming ceremony which took place on 17 July 2023, the parties involved sent an important signal for the avoidance of CO2 emissions in the port. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) stated: “The contracting parties agree to cooperate with regard to the use of shore power for MSC containerships calling at the Port of Bremerhaven. This is a first step towards zero-emission shipping and decarbonising the operations of MSC companies.”

Shore power systems at the Stromkaje Terminal are expected to be operational in January 2025.

The electricity supplied comes from sustainable energy sources, according to the Port of Bremerhaven. Over time, the parties may attempt to expand the agreement to include additional ship types and terminals (for example, cruise ships, other berths, and so on).

The agreement was signed by Soren Toft, CEO of MSC, Kai Stührenberg, State Councilor at the Senator for Economics, Ports and Transformation, and Robert Howe, Bremenports Managing Director.

Howe stated: “This is a great honour and at the same time a great commitment from MSC to our ports.”

In June 2023, APM Terminals (APMT) announced the arrival of MSC Loreto at APMT Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

More recently, Mundra Port, the flagship port of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), berthed one of the world’s largest vessels, the MSC Hamburg.

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