The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomes the CMA CGM Brazil to APM Terminals at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal on Saturday, September 12, marking another milestone as the largest vessel to call upon a U.S. East Coast port. Built in 2020, the 366-meter-long (1,200 feet), 51-meter-wide (167 feet) container ship drawing 47.5 feet of water, has a capacity of 15,072 TEUs.
The landmark arrival of the CMA CGM Brazil showcases the Port’s ability to handle the world’s largest container ships, an outcome of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s key investments over the past few years. Improvements such as the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program, which increased the air draft of the bridge to 215 feet, in conjunction with other projects such as the Harbor Deepening Program, which created a 50-foot deep shipping channel, have readied the Port of New York and New Jersey to welcome the next generation of ultra-large container vessels.
The CMA CGM Brazil is operating on a service which connects the U.S. East Coast to Southeast Asia via the Suez Canal. Port Director, Sam Ruda and Deputy Director, Bethann Rooney were on hand to welcome Captain Biser Nikolaev Draganov and his crew with a plaque to commemorate the ship’s inaugural visit.
The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics operating a fleet of 500 vessels and serving more than 420 commercial ports worldwide, is a long-time partner of the Port of New York and New Jersey. Larger ships such as the CMA CGM Brazil make the transportation of goods more economical while also contributing to local, regional, and national growth.
For additional photos of the CMA CGM Brazil at the Port of New York and New Jersey: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmQJX6e7
For video footage of the CMA CGM Brazil traveling under the Bayonne Bridge: https://youtu.be/uTs17bVvixw