Port of Greenock welcomes its biggest containership

Port of Greenock welcomes its biggest containership

The Port of Greenock, Scotland’s deepest container terminal, has welcomed its largest container ship to date, boasting a 6,750 TEU capacity.

The Port of Greenock hosted the 300-metre long MSC Magnum VII on 7 October.

The 75,000-tonne container vessel arrived via Peel Ports Clydeport’s sister facility at the Port of Liverpool, before departing for Bristol the following day.

The stopover saw the Clydeport team load TEU of spirits, which were destined for Le Harve in France.

Jim McSporran, Port Director, Peel Ports Clydeport said: “Containers are a big part of our offering at the Port of Greenock, so it was really special to welcome such an impressive container vessel to our port for the first time.

“It’s another proud milestone for everyone at the port, and reinforces the benefits of our central location, which makes us such a popular choice for customers looking to import and export their products into the UK and across Europe.

“It marks a very exciting phase for The Port of Greenock, with new ship-to-shore cranes due to arrive at the port in the coming months, and a new cruise visitor centre having opened at our facility earlier this summer,” McSporran added.

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The MSC Magnum VII tops the 267-metre MSC Pohorje, which was previously the port’s largest ever container vessel when it arrived in 2017.

Last year, Peel Ports Clydeport announced it had purchased new £17 million ($20.1 million) ship-to-shore cranes in the largest single investment made at the container terminal since it opened in 1969.

Once installed, the 39.2 metres tall cranes is expected to boost productivity and efficiency at the port.

A new £20 million ($24.6 million) cruise ship visitor centre also opened at the terminal earlier this year as the port operator welcomed a record 89 cruise liners visiting across the year.

Earlier this month, Peel Ports Group announced it has significantly reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its port facilities, cutting these by almost a third since 2020.

This past week, Peel Ports’ Clydeport won the Green Champion award at the 25th annual Glasgow Business Awards.

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