NEW YORK, May 20 (Xinhua) – The east coast of the United States witnessed the arrival of a record container ship on Thursday morning in the midst of international maritime business.
CMA CGM Marco Polo, with a maximum capacity of 16,022 units equivalent to twenty-feet (TEU), arrived at the Elizabeth Port Authority marine terminal in New Jersey as the largest container ship to reach all ports on the east coast of the United States. New York and New Jersey Port Authority.
While the improvement in key infrastructure makes it possible for the mega container ship to arrive in New York, the development coincides with the growing international maritime business and rising inflationary pressures in the United States.
CMA CGM Group, operator of the mega container ship, has recently upgraded the capacity of its service connecting Asia and North America, and Marco Polo marks the materialization of the process, according to CMA CGM Group.
The CMA CGM Group highlighted its commitment to meeting the needs of its customer base in the United States, many of which are experiencing unprecedented momentum in e-commerce sales and the consequent increase in demand for goods.
“The ship will unload up to 5,000 TEUs that include clothing, pharmaceuticals, furniture, appliances, holiday decorations, building materials, household items and food that will be distributed to companies across the region and beyond,” he said. the New York and New York Port Authority. Jersey.
CMA CGM Marco Polo stopped at ports in China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka on its way from Asia to the east coast of North America, according to CMA CGM Group.
The mega container ship has stopped in Halifax, Canada, and is scheduled to visit three other U.S. ports on the east coast.
CMA CGM Marco Polo also handles exports of cotton, forest products, food products, refrigeration products and other agricultural supplies from North America, according to CMA CGM Group.
The Baltic Exchange Dry Index, which measures changes in the cost of transporting raw materials, topped 3,200 points in early May, reaching its highest level since June 2010.
Meanwhile, the lifting of several COVID-19 restrictions and improved mobility are increasing consumption and inflation in the United States and the April consumer price index recorded the highest growth in almost 12 years.