VIDEO: JAXPORT Welcomes MOL Maxim (USA)

On Feb. 28, 2013, JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point welcomed one of the largest vessels to ever call on Jacksonville’s seaport.

The 6,700 TEU (containers) MOL Maxim traveled from Southeast Asia through the Suez Canal and called on another U.S. east coast port before arriving at TraPac Friday afternoon. The Maxim is nearly 1,000 feet in length and at a breadth of 138 feet is too large to fit through the current Panama Canal locks.

TraPac Vice President and General Manager Dennis Kelly said the Maxim and other larger ships calling on Jacksonville as part of a regular rotation through the Suez Canal clearly illustrate the opportunities ahead.

This shows we have the big ships today. They are already coming here,” said Kelly. “What we need now is a deeper harbor to enable them to load and unload even more cargo, to bring even more benefit to this region. The opening of the wider Panama locks in a couple of years will, of course, bring greater opportunities for Jacksonville, but clearly the Maxim and the other ships we are seeing coming to us through the Suez Canal now mean the industry already views us as a significant player.”

Press Release, March 4, 2014

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jul 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Jobs>

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply