The vessel is deployed on MSC's Cheetah service, from China and Singapore, that connects harbors in the Far East to South Africa on a series that is part of the carrier's wide ranging Far East-South Africa-Europe Pendulum service.
The MSC container vessel, Sola turns after calling at the deepwater Ngqura terminal that is situated close to Port Elizabeth on the east coast and returns to Asia.
Hitherto, harbors in South Africa and Mauritius have managed ships of up to 9,200 TEU, that have also been handled by MSC on its Far East-South Africa-Europe Pendulum.
The largest container vessel of the MSC cpmpany Sola is part of a string of 4 vessels of the initial size and designed to run on the shipping line's Far East-Mediterranean/Europe routes since the delivery of the vessel in 2008.
The container ship's 3 sister vessels were also used on this trade route, but have been now entrusted to transpacific services. Similarly, the container vessel MSC Sola had previously been managed on the Asia-Europe Lion Service and was replaced recently by the far larger 13,092-TEU MSC Renee.