History was made recently when a 1200 ft. long Cosco containership arrived in the Virginia
International Gateway Port . The ship is the largest container vessel to ever cross the Panama Canal.
The ship is more than 100 ft. longer than the U. S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the
U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford. It can carry more than 13,000 containers or TEU’s. “These
large ships really represent opportunity and global trade,” Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne added,
telling the crowd that the containers mean jobs and paychecks across the United States.
source: transport topics/AriAsheClipart