MOL Bravo, the largest ship to port in Florida, at Jaxport.
The largest containership to ever visit a Florida port stopped June 24 at Jaxport and the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point.
The 10,100 container vessel MOL Bravo came from Asia via the Suez Canal. The cargo ship was not filled to capacity because it would sit too deep in the water
In May, the federal government committed $21.5 million to a project that would deepen the channel to 47 feet, which would accommodate more cargo-laden ships that sit deeper in the water. Construction is slated to begin early in 2018.
“When our harbor is deepened to 47 feet, a ship like the MOL Bravo will move twice as much cargo in and out of Jaxport,” said Dennis Kelly, regional vice president and general manager of TraPac Jacksonville