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YICT Receives Maiden Call of MSC Oscar,World’s Largest Container Vessel

Date:Feb 6, 2015
The MSC Oscar at YICT
The MSC Oscar at YICT

On 6 February 2015, the MSC Oscar made her maiden call at YICT. Measuring 395.4 metres long and 59 metres wide, with a draft of 16 metres and capacity of 19,224 TEU, the ship is the largest container vessel in the world.

The MSC Oscar is deployed to the 2M Alliance’s NEU1W service, following a port rotation of Dalian, Busan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Suez Canal, Algeciras, Rotterdam, Bremen, Wilhelmshaven, Rotterdam, Felixstowe, Tangie, Algeciras and Suez Canal.

A natural deep-water port, YICT boasts state-of-the-art systems and outstanding operational efficiency, enabling it to provide the fast turnarounds that mega-vessels demand. In 2014, YICT received 1,019 calls from mega-vessels with carrying capacities in excess of 10,000 TEU.