BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Today, Port Everglades welcomed Accordia Shipping's newest ship, the MV Minchah, on the vessel's maiden call to the South Florida port. Deputy Port Director Glenn Wiltshire presented a traditional plaque and port challenge coin to mark the occasion.
"We are honored to welcome the MV Minchah to Port Everglades on her maiden voyage. Accordia Shipping plays an important role in one of our fastest growing lines of business," said Jonathan Daniels, Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director. "They not only contribute to the local economy, but they were one of the first organizations to offer their ships for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti."
With a top speed of 20 knots, the 416-foot-long, 11,591 gross ton MV Minchah is a vehicle carrier with a 1,200-car capacity. Built in 1997, the Panamanian-flagged vessel also features a hoistable deck that allows Accordia to handle over-sized and heavy cargoes.
Accordia Shipping has operated out of Port Everglades for five years offering vehicle carrier service to the Haitian ports of Gonaives, St. Marc, Port au Prince and Miragoanne specializing in cars, trucks, heavy equipment, boats, containers on trailers, palettized and breakbulk cargos.
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About Port Everglades
A global powerhouse for international trade, Port Everglades handles an average of one-million TEUs annually (20-foot equivalent units, the industry standard measurement for container volumes) and serves as a gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Located within the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Dania Beach, Port Everglades is in the heart of one of the world's largest consumer regions, including a constant flow of approximately 112 million visitors statewide and 6 million residents within an 80-mile radius. Port Everglades has direct access to the interstate highway system and the Florida East Coast Railway's 43-acre intermodal container transfer facility and is closer to the Atlantic Shipping Lanes than any other Southeastern U.S. port. Ongoing capital improvements and expansion totaling $3 billion within the next 20 years ensure that Port Everglades continues to handle future growth in container traffic. More information about Broward County's Port Everglades is available at porteverglades.net or by calling toll-free in the United States 1-800-421-0188 or emailing PortEvergladesCargo@broward.org.
August 30, 2022
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