The Maersk Herrera on the AC3-Eastbound service linking Asia to the Pacific Coast set the second monthly record at San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI).
The container ship has a capacity of 15,226 TEUs, a length of 353 metres and a beam of 53.5 metres.
Earlier this month, STI, Chile’s most major terminal, served the MSC Chiyo earlier this month, the greatest capacity vessel to arrive at Chilean ports with 16,616 TEU.
Concerning the docking, STI general manager Rodrigo Galleguillos emphasised the investments made as well as the skills of port personnel, which combined allow the terminal to handle ships of this size.
“Our terminal has STS Super Post Panamax cranes capable of handling vessels of greater beam. Thanks to these cranes and our yard equipment, we can unload cargo more efficiently,” stated Rodrigo Galleguillos, STI general manager.