Record-setting Marco Polo arrives in Charleston

South Carolina News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WSAV) – The CMA CGM Marco Polo docked in Charleston Friday.

At nearly the length of four football fields, with the capacity to hold more than 16,000 20-foot-long containers, it set a record for the largest container ship to call on the East Coast.

The Marco Polo first hit the East Coast last Thursday in Bayonne, New Jersey, then traveled to Norfolk, Virginia, before arriving Wednesday in Savannah, Georgia.

PHOTOS: Marco Polo travels past Tybee Island to downtown Savannah

The vessel is named for the famous explorer known for traveling the Silk Road to China.

Charleston is the last U.S. port of call before it heads back overseas to Asia.

WCBD contributed to this report

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories