Port of Oakland Says Visit Of Its Biggest Ship Ever MSC Anna Is Going Well

Msc Anna Docked At Port Of Oakland (photo Courtesy Port Of Oakland)
(Last Updated On: April 20, 2020)

MSC Anna is the largest ship ever to visit the Port of

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, Calif. – April 17, 2020: Port of officials bid farewell tonight to the biggest ship ever to visit this city. They add that the 32-hour call of the MSC Anna is proceeding on schedule.

The 1,312-foot-long container vessel departs for Busan, South Korea, sometime after 9 p.m. from a berth in Estuary. The Liberian-registered megaship is loading and unloading 1,486 cargo containers in . The Port reports no problems with cargo transfers despite the unprecedented size of the MSC Anna.

“We’re not newcomers at this,” said Port of Maritime Director John Driscoll. “We work big ships every day, and the folks on the docks are proving once again that can handle them efficiently.”

The MSC Anna docked April 16 at International Container Terminal. The terminal is the busiest in , handling 20-to-25 vessels weekly. It’s using ’s tallest ship-to-shore cranes to hoist the MSC Anna’s cargo. San Francisco Bar Pilots will guide the ship out of Port after cargo operations conclude.

With room for 19,200 20-foot boxes, the MSC Anna is one of the largest container ships ever in North America. Besides transporting cargo, the ship was dispatched to the West Coast to collect empty containers, the Port said. Shipping lines have hinted that MSC Anna-size ships may enter regular service here in the near future.

Before this week, the largest ship to call was the CMA Benjamin Franklin in 2016. That ship is 1,300-feet-long with a cargo capacity of 18,000 containers. The Port routinely handles the largest container ships in regular service to U.S. ports.

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The Port of oversees the Seaport, International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in Northern California. Connect with the Port of and International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at http://www.portofoakland.com.

This post based on a press release from the Port of to Zennie62Media.

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