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The largest container ship ever to have visited Israel docked at Haifa port


Another Israeli record broken with the arrival of the 8900 TEU container vessel MSC ARICA to the port of Haifa, as part of the Golden Gate Service.

MSC ARICA with a 8900 TEU capacity is the largest container ship ever to have visited Israel.  It's also the widest – 19 containers across the deck – which stretches the limits of the 6 STS cranes at the Carmel terminal to the limit.
The ARICA arrived at Haifa Port late Monday morning as part of the recently launched vessel's maiden voyage.
This is the second vessel plying the MSC global route, to visit Haifa in recent weeks.
The Golden Gate Service, a service that starts in ports in China, Singapore and  Salalah in Oman and then passes directly through the Suez Canal on its way to New York with only one stop – Haifa Port.
Vessels on this route are expected to carry lots of imports for Israel and exports to the United States and also many containers for transshipment, containers whose final destination are the various ports of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic and the Black Sea.
The largest vessel on this route, the MSC CHICAGO carrying 9200 TEU is due to dock atHaifa Port in just three weeks.