MSC Luciana, the largest ship ever to enter the Adriatic Sea docked at Trieste’s Harbour
TRIESTE - The 11.660 Teu megaship MSC Luciana arrived at TMT on January and marked a new record for Molo VII. It is in fact the largest container ship capacity ever entered to enter the Adriatic Sea. Built in 2009, MSC Luciana measures 363,57 meters in length by 45.6 meters wide allowing for 18 container rows.
The loading and unloading operations have been facilitated by the recent improvements of Trieste Marine Terminal's cranes. The geographical position of the harbour along with its 18 meters depth, the intermodal train connections and the other available infrastructures (Molo VII is the only dock in the Adriatic with a simultaneous double oceanic ship capacity) have made Trieste one of the only possible choices as a direct port of call for international shipping companies. MSC Luciana is in fact part of the “2M” group, joint service between Maersk Line and MSC, connecting the Adriatic Sea to the Far East. During the last months, the carrying capacity records arriving at TMT had been already set by two other megaships of the same alliance: Gerda Maersk and Maersk Altair.