CMA CGM Marco Polo Arrival
UPDATE 2:00 PM, May 24: The wind caused today’s live stream to be very difficult to hear at times. So below, we have included the remarks that were shared by Chairman of the VPA Board of Commissioners John Milliken, CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority Stephen Edwards, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, and Ed Aldridge, President of CMA CGM (America) and APL North America (coming soon).
To see images of the vessel’s arrival, please click here.
On May 24th, 2021 the largest vessel to ever call the east coast home will visit our Virginia International Gateway. The CMA CGM Marco Polo is over 16K TEUs, 175 feet wide, and 1,300 feet long. Tune in to see the vessel up close, and leaders from CMA CGM and our port speak about the investments recently made to handle the largest container vessels.
- Overall length: 396 meters = 1,300 feet long. The Empire State building is 380 meters/1,247 feet tall in comparison.
- Breadth: 53.6m = 175 feet wide, just shy of three bowling lanes linked end-to-end.
- Max cruising speed: 29 mph
- Total weight (fully laden): 187,625 tons
- On Deck (9 tiers): 8,600 TEUs
- In hold: 7,422 TEUs
- Total: 16,022 TEUs
The largest ships in the world have been calling The Port of Virginia home for years now. Our 50-foot channels have always been critical to our success, and now with dredging already underway and ahead of schedule, safe, two-way flow of ULCVs, unrestricted by tide or channel width will be not only possible, but routine.
The $350 million channel widening and deepening project, as well as the $800 million we’ve already invested to increase container capacity and productivity, makes Virginia a premier gateway for trade on the United States East Coast.
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