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August 24, 2017

Panama Canal welcomes largest capacity container vessel to-date

The Panama Canal welcomed this week the largest capacity vessel to ever transit the expanded locks, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt. The Neopanamax containership, which began its voyage from Asia, will be making stops along the U.S. East Coast.

The Theodore Roosevelt has a total TEU allowance (TTA) of 14,855 and measures 365.9 meters in length and 48.2 meters in beam.

To put the scale of this enormous ship into perspective, its length is roughly the equivalent of laying end to end two Great Pyramids of Giza, four Big Bens, or eight Statues of Liberty.

"Today's transit not only represents the growing success and adoption of the Expanded Canal, but also its impact on reshaping world trade," said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano.

Source: Panama Canal Authority