Our MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) played host to MSC's special christening of the new ‘Oscar class’ MSC Maya on 26 September 2015. The MSC Maya is the fourth and latest 19,224-TEU container ship from the leading ocean carrier, and is one of the largest vessels at sea today. For this occasion, a large part of the MPET was transformed into an event area equipped with tents, musical animations, catering and a large ‘stage’ from which invitees could see the christening from close by.
The new ship is named after Maya Aponte, granddaughter of MSC founder Gianluigi Aponte. Four year old Maya broke the traditional bottle of champagne against the ship, in the presence of her mother, Elâ Soyuer Aponte, her father, Diego Aponte, PSA representatives and around 500 guests.
As 'Port of Call' for MSC in Northern Europe, the new MPET in Antwerp plays an important role in serving the local economy and facilitating global trade with MSC. When fully completed, MPET will be the largest container terminal in Europe!