Port of Barcelona: The World’s Second Largest Container Ship Begins Operations

The Port of Barcelona received the first port call of the MSC Sixin, the second largest container ship in the world, which is performing a loading and unloading operation at the Hutchison Ports BEST terminal. The MSC Sixin, owned by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), is part of the class known as “MSC Gülsün” – named after the first ship of this type – and its 23,756 TEU capacity, 400-metre length and 61-metre width make it the second largest container ship in the world today. At present only one other ship at sea, the HMM Algeciras, has a greater capacity.

To mark the first call by MSC Sixin, Mercè Conesa, President of the Port of Barcelona, presented a commemorative plaque to the ship’s captain, Anil Kumar Menon. The event was also attended by Salvador Richart, Branch Manager of MSC; and Guillermo Belcastro, CEO of Hutchison Ports BEST…

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