The Evergreen Triton became the largest vessel both in terms of dimensions and container capacity to pass through the Panama Canal on May 15, reports The Waterways Journal Weekly.
The ship, which has an allowance of 15,313 TEU, is 1,210 feet long by 168 feet wide, and transited northbound from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.
New record set in terms of total TEU capacity
“We are excited about the opportunities enabled by the Triton’s trial transit,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano.
“Our team continues to offer the additional capacity, and deliver on our promise to provide unparalleled safe and efficient service to our customers. Today’s transit surpassed the 15,000 TEU vessel threshold, establishing a new record in terms of total TEU capacity.”
Link between Asia and U.S East Coast
The Triton is deployed on Evergreen’s Far East-United States East Coast service connects Asia and U.S. East Coast ports via the Panama Canal.
Of the 6,000 Neopanamax vessels that have transited since the Canal’s expansion, 50 percent were from the container segment.
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