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October 16, 2018

New Orleans terminal greets largest container ship to date

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) welcomed its largest container ship ever when the CMA CGM operated Pusan C, a 9,500 twenty-foot-equivalent unit (TEU) vessel, called on Oct. 8 at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal operated by Ports America.

The Pusan C set a record as the largest container vessel to call at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal by 1,000 TEUs. The container ship arrived as Port NOLA continues to experience growth in total containerized cargo volumes.

"The deployment of larger vessels highlights our strong growth in container volumes and the success of the PEX 3 service connecting America's heartland to global markets like Asia," said Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO.

CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container carrier, operates the Pusan C as part of the company's PEX 3 Service, a direct weekly container service to Asia from Port NOLA.

Source: Port of New Orleans