CMSA, SPIA handle their largest ship to date


MSC Faith in CMSA

MSC Faith in SPIA

Contecon Manzanillo S.A. de C.V. (CMSA) and Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce (SPIA)– International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) subsidiaries in Latin America–recorded new operational milestones with the servicing of the 14,436-TEU vessel MSC Faith.  

The 366-meter long neo-Panamax container vessel recently made its maiden call on CMSA and SPIA, setting the record as the largest boxship to dock in the Ports of Manzanillo in Mexico and Port of Buenaventura in Colombia, respectively.  MSC Faith is part of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) weekly service connecting Asia and the Americas.

Equipped with the largest container handling equipment, ICTSI’s two deep water terminals are more than capable of handling the largest vessels plying the intra-Pacific routes.  

“ICTSI continues to invest in port infrastructure, advanced port equipment, and capable manpower to provide our clients with the highest standards of service.  CMSA and SPIA both did a very good job in handling the MSC vessel, a statement to our ability to remain a step ahead of demand,” said Anders Kjeldsen, ICTSI Senior Vice President and Americas Regional Head.

Built in Korea, MSC Faith is one of the most modern, energy-efficient addition to MSC’s green vessel fleet.  Designed with environmental compliance and efficiency in mind, MSC’s new generation of ships run on Tier III diesel engines and are 75 percent cleaner compared to the Tier II standard set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).