Port Everglades Sails Ahead
Port Everglades has broken several records in its cargo operations as the cargo trade rebounds. It recently welcomed Mediterranean Shipping Company’s Kotor Bay (pictured), the largest container ship ever to call on the South Florida port.
Kotor Bay has a container handling capacity of 8,566 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), carrying a variety of cargo from India and the Mediterranean. At 1,114 feet, it’s even longer than the U.S. Navy’s largest class of aircraft carriers.
The MSC Rachele recently arrived at Port Everglades along its route on the East Coast. During her stay, 4,894 containers were off-loaded and loaded, making it the single largest container movement for a ship at the port.
Port Everglades also set a record for container volume in October 2021. At 94,588 TEUs, container volume was up 5.5% from the previous record set in October 2018.