Biggest ship yet calls on Port of Tacoma | Business - The News Tribune: "None of the ultra-large container ships will be calling on the United States in the near future but instead are destined to operate in the Asia-Europe trade. The largest container ship to call on the U.S. is the MSC Beatrice, which calls on Long Beach, Calif. That ship is 1,200 feet long and 167 feet wide."
A container ship longer and wider than a Navy aircraft carrier called Wednesday at the Port of Tacoma’s Washington United Terminal, setting a record for vessel size at the port. The Zim Djibouti has a capacity of 10,000 container units, about 40 percent larger than the typical container vessel that calls on port terminals.
[PHOTO LINK] The ZIM Djibouti, the largest container ship to ever make call in Tacoma, moves through the Blair Waterway before docking at Washington United Terminals, at the Port of Tacoma, July 10, 2013. (JANET JENSEN/Staff photographer)
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