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Here Comes The Money: Miami Gets Its First Ship From the New Panama Canal

July 11, 2016 by Sean McCaughan


Say hello (and probably goodbye by now, it’s been a few days) to the MOL MAJESTY, the first neopanamax ship to dock at the Port of Miami after coming through the newly expanded Panama Canal. July 9th was the day the gigantic girl galumphed into the port and hauled herself over to its new gantry cranes, and Miami saw the beginning what all that tunnel digging, dredging, and etc. was all about. The ships are getting much bigger, says the Miami Herald:

“The 991-foot MOL Majesty, which has a 6,724 TEU (the equivalent of a standard 20-foot container) capacity, arrived in PortMiami just before dawn and already was offloading cargo by the time 11 a.m. festivities began at the port. The event ended with a BBQ under an old cargo crane. The original canal can only handle 5,000-TEU ships, while the new locks can accommodate ships carrying up to 14,000 TEUs.”

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