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CMA CGM Marco Polo to set US East Coast and Canada vessel record

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CMA CGM Group announced on 14 May that it will break its own record for the largest vessel to ever visit the US East Coast and Canada.

The 16,022-TEU ‘CMA CGM Marco Polo’ will first set the Canadian record with a stop in Nova Scotia on 17 May.

The ship will then break the US East Coast record when it calls New York on 20 May.

Ed Aldridge, President of CMA CGM America and APL North America, said, “At CMA CGM, we are dedicated to providing solutions for our customers.

“The deployment of the ‘CMA CGM Marco Polo’ is yet another indicator of our flexibility and commitment to delivering the essentials that keep America moving.”

With a length equivalent to more than three and a half American football fields, the containers fitting on the vessel would span nearly 61 miles if placed end-to-end.

In addition to the Canada national and US East Coast records, the vessel will set individual big-ship records at every port it visits on the North American east coast.

This includes Port of Halifax (17 May), Port of New York and New Jersey (20 May), Port of Virginia (23 May), Port of Savannah (26 May) and Port of Charleston (28 May).

The vessel is sailing on the company’s Columbus JAX service, travelling from South Asia to the East Coast of America.

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