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Savannah gets first big ship through expanded Panama Canal

  • The MOL Benefactor is unloaded at the Global Terminal in Bayonne, N.J., on Friday, July 8, 2016. It is the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal, and came into port at Garden City Terminal early this morning. (Chris Pedota/Northjersey.com via AP)

The MOL Benefactor, the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal, came into port at Garden City Terminal early this morning.

At a capacity of 10,100 twenty-foot equivalent container units, the Benefactor is also the largest ship ever to call the Port of Savannah.

The Benefactor, scheduled to move over 3,000 containers at GPA's Garden City terminal, is also the first Savannah call of the G6 Alliance's new NYX service. The East Coast rotation of the new service includes the ports of New York/New Jersey, Virginia and Savannah, exclusively deploying vessels in the 10,000-TEU range. 

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