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First “Neo-Panamax” Shipping Vessel Calls Port of Philadelphia

First “Neo-Panamax” Shipping Vessel Calls Port of Philadelphia
Danny Gill

The MSC Sofia Celeste, an 8,800 TEU ship, is first in a new class of vessels to begin service between the West Coast of South America, East Coast of North America and Northwest Europe.

The first of a new class of “Neo-Panamax” shipping vessels called the Port of Philadelphia to begin a new phase of transport along the Delaware River. The MSC Sofia Celeste, an 8,800 TEU vessel is the largest ship to ever call the Port of Philadelphia.

“This new service comes as a direct result of the opening of the Panama Canal Expansion,” said David Whene, President of Greenwich Terminals LLC, operator of the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. “Coupled with the near completion of the Delaware River Deepening Project, the Port of Philadelphia is poised to capitalize on this new service line as the only direct US east coast port of call between the west coast of South America and Europe.”

“With many major improvement projects on the horizon and now this record-size vessel calling the Port, so much is occurring to help us assure that the Port of Philadelphia fulfills its vast potential,” said Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) Chairman Gerard Sweeney. “We commend our partners at Holt Logistics and the ILA for their expert handling of the Sofia Celeste, which, in addition to its record-size cargo, also inaugurates a reinvigorated Northern European service at the Port.”

Ports and Terminals
Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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