Sunday, April 16, 2023

MSC goes big

 The Mediterranean Shipping Company's INDUSA service (north India to the United States via Suez and Halifax) must be doing well for cargo volume as the line brought in a somewhat larger ship today (April 16).

As with many of the larger container ships, the MSC Silvia has a split superstructure, with an "island" bridge forward of midships and engines well aft. Built in 2015 by Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding Co in Shanghai it is a 95,514 gt, 110,697 dwt ship with a capacity of 9400 TEU. 

It is close to the "Ultra" size (10,000 TEU plus) which PSA Halifax's Atlantic Gateway terminal can accommodate easily. The next three ships on the INDUSA schedule will also be new to the route, but are of the more usual 8200 to 8500 TEU size.


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