With an overall length of 366 metres, the MSC Faith makes its maiden call in South America at Puerto Aguadulce, as part of Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) weekly service between Asia and Latin America's west coast.
SPIA, a container and bulk handling facility jointly developed by International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) and PSA International of Singapore, can handle mega box ships with capacities of up to 18,000 TEU.
Puerto Aguadulce general manager Miguel Abisambra said in a statement: 'Puerto Aguadulce, with its quay structure, its depth of 16.5 metres, its latest generation equipment and its strategic location, is very well-positioned to receive these types of vessels.'
Built in Korea in 2019, MSC Faith was added to MSC's green fleet in 2019. Designed with the environment and efficiency in mind - the latest generation MSC vessels are powered by Tier III diesel engines for its main propulsion and auxiliary power, and are 75 per cent cleaner than the Tier II standard set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).