Thursday, May 11, 2017

COSCO Development

SAVANNAH, Ga. | The largest cargo ship ever to visit ports on the U.S. East Coast is so long the Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument could fit end-to-end along its deck and still leave room for Big Ben.

At 1,200 feet (366 meters) bow-to-stern, the COSCO Development is longer than the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford.  It can carry 13,000 cargo containers measuring 20 feet (6 meters) long apiece.  That's 30 percent more capacity than the last record-breaking ship that sailed into Savannah last summer.

The big ship, flagged out of Hong Kong and owned by China-based COSCO Shipping Lines, is also the largest to pass through the Panama Canal following a major expansion last year.

-- Athens Banner-Herald, 11 May 2017

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