Leaving the Port of Yangshan on July 28th, the CMA CGM T. ROOSEVELT crossed the new Panama Canal on August 22th. He thus became the largest container ship ever to cross the new canal. A notable event as, after 9 years of construction, the new canal was inaugurated a year ago. It is the first time a vessel of 14,000 TEUs is going through the revamped canal. Being 1200ft long and 158ft wide, the vessel is about as big as 8 times the Statue of Liberty.
The CMA CGM T.ROOSEVELT is now expected on the U.S East Coast where she will be, once again, the largest vessel ever to call there. It will pass under the Bayonne Bridge for its inauguration on September 7th.
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