The MV Julius, from the shipping line Melfi Marine Corp and operates on a regular service between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, transported the container that would become the two millionth TEU handled by the terminal.
This milestone is part of the contribution made by TC Mariel in the modernisation and economic development project of Cuba, as a key link of Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM). The ZEDM was inaugurated in November 2013 and provides a production and logistics platform.
TC Mariel offers berthing in protected waters and cargo operations with a 702-metre long berth and four super post-panamax dock cranes. The terminal has an annual capacity of 800,000 TEU and in 2019 it handled 322,000 TEU.
PSA-operated TC Mariel's modern infrastructure and equipment, qualified personnel, advanced technology and its access channel for panamax ships, which is in the process of being dredged to receive neo-panamax ships, has positioned the terminal as a strategic logistics hub with great potential within the region, Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News reported.