MSC Jewel Sets Record as Cleanest Container Ship to Travel U.S.


MSC Jewel Sets Record as Cleanest Container Ship to Travel U.S.


The cleanest container ship to visit the United States – MSC Jewel - stopped by the Port of Long Beach last month. The news was first announced by the Port on 2 August.

MSC Jewel arrived at Total Terminals International’s Pier T facility on July 12. The ship, 1,200 feet long with a capacity of 14,436 twenty-foot equivalent units, was built in 2019 and is powered by Tier III diesel engines (main propulsion and auxiliary power), which are 75% cleaner than the Tier II standard set by the International Maritime Organization.

MSC is heavily investing in a number of technical solutions to meet or exceed the new regulations, finding innovative solutions and maximising its environmental performance. Our vessels are designed with environment and efficiency in mind, bringing benefits for business, customers and partners.

The Port of Long Beach is the premier gateway for trans-Pacific trade into U.S. and a pioneer in innovative environmental stewardship and sustainability. MSC runs the largest terminal, which is also one of the most productive in North America.

All MSC vessels that visit California ports are shore-power equipped, which means they are also able to connect to the land side electrical grid to minimize emissions when berthed.

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