Panamax Containership at the Port of Le Havre
Terminal de l'Ocean is one container terminal in the Port of
Le Havre, France, that is leased by the maritime shipping company
MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) and by Terminaux de Normandie.
The MSC Diego, built in 1999, is a typical
Panamax containership with a
capacity of just over 4,000 TEU. A Panamax ship can fit into the
Panama Canal. The vessel is 260
meters long, 32 meters wide and has a beam of 19 meters. Very large
cranes are required to transship its containerized cargo, which is 13
containers wide (the limit of the above crane). It is close to the Panamax-Max specifications.