Baltimore port docks its biggest ship yet - 14,000-TEU Evergreen Triton
ENABLED by recent dredging, the 14,000-TEU Evergreen Triton has docked in the Port of Baltimore, setting a new record as the biggest to visit Maryland, reports Fort Lauderdale's Maritime Executive
ENABLED by recent dredging, the 14,000-TEU Evergreen Triton has docked in the Port of Baltimore, setting a new record as the biggest to visit Maryland, reports Fort Lauderdale's Maritime Executive.
The previous record-holder was the 11,000-TEU Gunde Maersk, which arrived in October. The Port of Baltimore is one of the few ports on the east coast to have 50 feet of water alongside and in the navigation channel.
'Thanks to Maryland's investment in a 50-foot berth, every year we are seeing larger and larger container ships choosing the Port of Baltimore,' said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.
'Maryland truly is open for business. The Port of Baltimore fuels the state's economy and supports thousands of jobs throughout the freight industry,' he said.
The first round of dredging deepened one berth at Seagirt. In December, MDOT MPA and Ports America Chesapeake announced a US$33 million project to develop a second 50-foot-deep container berth at the facility to allow two neopanamax ships to call simultaneously.
Construction on the new berth is expected to commence by the end of 2019, and it is expected to become operational by early 2021.