The largest container ship ever to call at the port, mv ‘Tokyo’ weighs a colossal 72,000 tons is 900 feet (274 m) in length, 131 feet (40 m) wide and 184 feet (56 m) wide.
As Maryland Port Administration’s (MPA) Executive Director (Do you have his/her name?) proudly explained, “This day will go down as one of the most significant events in the 300-year history of our port. Several years ago, these waters and this port could not accommodate a ship of this size.”
Although the MPA frequently handles 4,000 teu plus ships, the visit by the 5,600 teu capacity mv Tokyo represents a new generation for the port that will bring in more business for the future.
Regrettably the Tokyo is unlikely to pass through the port again, as she is usually to be found on the South Atlantic and Gulf run for MSC.