MIAMI-DADE ( November 18, 2022 )–
This week, PortMiami welcomed the CMA CGM Osiris, a Neo-Panamax vessel and, the largest container ship to dock at PortMiami to date. With a capacity of 15,536 TEU’s (twenty foot-equivalent unit), the Osiris is currently on the Manhattan Bridge shipping route connecting China to U.S. East Coast Ports.
“I am so proud of PortMiami, and what it has accomplished following years of infrastructure investments made by Miami-Dade County”, said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “As an alternative to West Coast traffic, PortMiami offers shippers the advantage of open express access to deep-water docks, super post-Panamax electric cranes, a port tunnel with direct highway access, and a national freight rail connection reaching most of the U.S. within four days, in addition to its daily link to Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Since the beginning of the year, PortMiami has serviced three of the largest CMA CGM ships, each with a capacity of more than 13,000 TEUs: the CMA-CGM Argentina followed by the CMA-CGM Magellan, and CMA CGM Christophe Colomb.
“We want to commend CMA CGM for growing that partnership with PortMiami,” added Mayor Levine Cava.
The Osiris, the first vessel of its class calling at the port is expected to move over 1,000 containers through the South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT), one of PortMiami’s cargo operating terminals.