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Not that only a few containers fit on the vessel. CSAV Rio de Janiero is post-panamax, i.e., she won’t fit through the current Panama Canal. To compare her dimensions with a container vessel recently featured here, she has the same beam as APL Indonesia but is 111′ longer and carries 1045 more TEUs.
Unrelated: Hats off to Rick Old Salt for this post on the crisis PortSide NewYork’s Mary Whalen. A public meeting to discuss saving her will be held this coming Monday. See info at the end of Rick’s post. The folks at PortSideNewYork and Mary Whalen HAVE contributed much to sixth boro cultural programming the past few years, but “homelessness” has reduced their capacity to succeed. Here’s a post I did on Mary Whalen back in 2008.
… and actually much much more happened today. CSAV Rio Aysen came in before nine this morning and might be discharging its almost 5000 automobiles in Bayonne as I write this. Since entering the trade in 2007, I wonder how many automobiles she has transported across oceans . . .
Exactly a month ago, APL Indonesia departed Ningbo, China. What stories might these crew have to tell?