May 21 – Marco Polo

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The largest container ship to ever call on North America’s east coast arrived in Halifax on Monday. The Marco Polo cruised into the Port of Halifax after travelling from South Asia. PSA Halifax is the only terminal that can accommodate vessels of this size on Canada’s east coast. With a capacity to carry more than 16,000 shipping containers stretching about three and a half football fields long, the Marco Polo carries everything from clothing to household goods and electronics. Roughly 60 per cent of the cargo will be loaded onto rail, destined for places like Quebec, Ontario, and the American Midwest.

Flag: Bahamas
Gross Tonnage: 176,546
Summer DWT: 187,625 t
Length Overall: 296
Breadth Extreme: 53.6m
Year Built: 2012

Photo credit: AeroVision

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