One of the largest ships to head for Atlantic coast from Asia clears Panama Canal

In mid-May the Panama Canal saw to the inaugural transit of the Hyundai Hope, a container ship of the shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine, with Neopanamax dimensions.

The ship began its journey in the Cocolí Locks, in the Pacific, and ended in Agua Clara, in the Atlantic, as part of a journey that has its origin in the Asian continent, bound for the east coast of the United States, where it will be the largest container ship to call at the Port of Wilmington, Virginia.

Hyundai Hope belongs to THE Alliance’s East Coast 2 (EC2) service and has a capacity of 13,992 TEUs.

Container ships are one of the main segments of ships that use the waterway with around 17 percent of transits, but 32 percent of the tonnage, due to their carrying capacity.

Source: Panama Canal

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