Empire State Building-sized ship docks in Savannah
The Georgia Ports Authority welcomed the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Savannah Monday when the ZIM Tianjin docked at Garden City Terminal.
“This 10,000-TEU [20 foot equivalent unit] vessel represents the future of U.S. – Asia shipping,” said Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. “The Tianjin is another example of a growing trend in the ocean carrier business toward larger, more efficient vessels.”
The ship measures 1,145 feet long by 150 feet wide. Stood on end, it would stand nearly as tall as the Empire State Building – 1,454 feet, including its antenna.
The vessel’s route originated in Qingdao, China, arriving on the U.S. East Coast via the Suez Canal.
“The port call by the ZIM Tianjin is another example of the strong and long standing professional relationship between GPA and ZIM,” said ZIM Vice President Brian Black. “We are very excited to have the largest vessel call Savannah!”
(8 days ago, by arnekiel
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