BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Floridians could see more products on their local store shelves after the arrival of Mediterranean Shipping Company's MSC Rachele.

With the assistance of the Port's three new Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes and one existing Post-Panamax crane, more cargo containers will move across Port Everglades' docks from a single ship then anytime in the Port's history - 4,849 containers, which equates to nearly 9,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units, which is the industry's standard measurement). It will take 72 hours to complete the off-load and loading process on the 1,095-foot-long MSC Rachele. The previous record took place on August 26, 2021, with nearly 3,000 container moves on another MSC ship.

This is the second "big" first for the Port in a matter of weeks. On December 22, 2021, Port Everglades welcomed the longest container ship to ever call the Port, MSC's 1,114-foot-long Kotor Bay.

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 or by calling toll-free in the United States 1-800-421-0188 or emailing

DATE: January 7, 2022
Ellen Kennedy
External Affairs and Cruise Services