The 134.4m long, 11,376-dwt vessel, with a capacity of 862 teu, arrived in the early hours of the morning to discharge its consignment of containers and reload outbound units before sailing on the following tide.
Borchard Lines has been a regular caller at the port for a number of years with its west coast UK service that connects Cardiff with ports in the Mediterranean. The vessel is expected to become a regular on the service that calls at Cardiff every ten days.
Keith Minton, general manager, Borchard Lines said: “We are pleased at the efficient handling of the ‘Rachel Borchard’ at the Cardiff Container Terminal. The additional capacity that this new ship provides will allow us to carry additional cargo and enhance our west coast UK service.”