Port officials hailed the arrival of the Ever Fortune as the beginning of a “new chapter” for Boston.
BOSTON (AP) — The largest container ship ever to call on the Port of Boston arrived Sunday following an $850 million project to make way for larger vessels.
Port officials hailed the arrival of the Ever Fortune as the beginning of a “new chapter” for Boston as it works to keep up with a growing number of U.S. ports accommodating bigger container ships.
The supersized Ever Fortune is the length of three football fields and measures about 160 feet (49 meters) across. It can carry 12,000 metal containers measuring 20 feet (6.1 meters) long apiece.
Built in 2020, the vessel will connect Boston to several ports in East Asia via the Panama Canal, according to the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates public terminals in the Port of Boston.