Largest container ship ever docked along the East Coast arrives in Elizabeth, New Jersey

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ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) – The largest container ship ever docked along the east coast is here in New Jersey. The Port Authority has hosted CMA CGM Brazil at its Elizabeth Marine Terminal.The new ultra-large ship calls at ports in North America after a transatlantic voyage from Sri Lanka, carrying clothing, furniture, toys, pharmaceuticals and food for distribution to retailers.

The Port Authority says that the elevation of the Bayonne Bridge and the deepening of the navigation channels now allow its ports to accommodate ultra-large cargo ships like this one.

They also say it’s more environmentally friendly.

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