Photo: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, 2003.
(Google Earth Placemark)
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.