PortMiami has welcomed the CMA CGM Osiris, the largest container ship to dock at the port to date.
With a capacity of 15,536 TEU, the Osiris is a Neo-Panamax vessel currently on the Manhattan Bridge shipping route connecting China to US East Coast Ports.
“I am so proud of PortMiami, and what it has accomplished following years of infrastructure investments made by Miami-Dade County”, said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
“As an alternative to West Coast traffic, PortMiami offers shippers the advantage of open express access to deep-water docks, super post-Panamax electric cranes, a port tunnel with direct highway access, and a national freight rail connection reaching most of the US within four days, in addition to its daily link to Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Since the beginning of the year, PortMiami has serviced three of the largest CMA CGM ships, each with a capacity of more than 13,000 TEU – the CMA CGM Argentina followed by the CMA CGM Magellan, and CMA CGM Christophe Colomb.
The Osiris is expected to move over 1,000 containers through the South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT), one of PortMiami’s cargo operating terminals.
In the future, installation will be implemented on a further two for a total of 11 transformed cranes.