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Historical Record Of Container Loading And Unloading Movements On A Single Scale In València Port

Historical record of container loading and unloading movements on a single scale in València port

Source: PortSEurope
The MSC SIXIN ship moves 8,701 containers (TEUs) on a single scale. It was held between August 27 and 30 in the Port of Valencia – September 9, 2020 It is the first time that 8,000 TEUs have been exceeded. Specifically, 3,304 import TEUs were unloaded and 5,397 export TEUs were loaded at the MSC Terminal Valencia facilities The operation generated 700 dockworkers’ wages (50 “hands” or
stevedoring teams made up of 14 people each were required for loading and unloading work València, September 8, 2020 – A total of 8,701 containers loaded and unloaded from a single ship and on a single stopover. It is the new record of movements managed in the Port of Valencia by a ship in a single visit. The figure was reached between 27 and 30 of last month during the stopover made by the container ship MSC SIXIN. Specifically, there were 3,304 unloading containers and 5,397 cargo containers, those managed at MSC Terminal Valencia. The record for the Port of Valencia has been set by MSC SIXIN on its second visit to the Valencian terminals. It so happens that the MSC SIXIN is also the ship with the highest capacity that has docked in the Port of València, together with its “brothers of the GULSUN class”, such as MSC GULSUN itself, who are becoming common in Valencia. It is the first time that an operation of the Port of Valencia exceeds 8,000 containers. With the maximum record of 8,701 TEUs (Twenty Equivalent Unit, or 6.1-metre containers) achieved by MSC SIXIN, the previous movement figures that were above the 7,000 TEUs previously reached by the ships of the Same company: MSC London, MSC Venice, MSC Istanbul, MSC Hamburg and MSC New York. The 8,701 containers managed by MSC Sixin represent a commitment by the company to the Valenciaport facilities and is a sign of economic recovery as already reflected in the Valencia Containerized Freight Index (VCFI) for August, which has scored a 1.33% increase in relation to the previous month. MSC Sixin performs the Jade maritime service that operates between Asia and Europe. Reducing the carbon footprint: less CO2 for each container transported The MSC Sixin vessel, with a length of 400 meters and a beam of 61 meters, has a capacity of 23,756 TEUs and a design that prioritizes the environment and efficiency. It docked for the first time in the Port of València in June 2020, thus becoming the ship with the highest capacity that called at the Valencian port. The MSC Sixin has the telematic connection of the “digital containers”, it has more than 2,000 connections for refrigerated containers and a design that allows a significant reduction of CO2 for each container transported compared to the average of the container ships operating today, helping companies moving goods on MSC services between Asia and Europe to reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chains. This type of vessel reinforces the commitment that Valenciaport is making to sustainability and is aligned with the objectives of the Valencia Port Authority of reducing carbon emissions and reaching 2030 with a balance between production and consumption of renewable energy. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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