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Huge containership calls on Port of Seattle

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Aug. 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
August 28, 2009 2:50 pm

A jumbo-sized containership longer than the QE2 or the Navy’s aircraft carriers, called on the Port of Seattle this week.

The ZIM Djibouti with a capacity of 10,000 20-foot shipping containers, was the largest containership ever to call at the port.

The ship called on the port’s Terminal 18 Thursday.

The Zim Djibouti is 1,145 feet long and 151 feet wide. The QE2 is 962 feet long. The USS Abraham Lincoln, a Navy carrier homeported in Everett is 1,092 feet long.

The Zim Djibouti is not the largest containership in the world. That honor belongs to the Emma Maersk and its sister ships. Those ships carry 15,212 20-foot-equivalent container units.

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