Check the bow wave off this outbound container ship about a half mile off from the camera;  compare the wave to the height of a single container. This ship hasn’t even passed through the Narrows yet, and it’s doing 15 knots, I’d wager.  Check here to see it in home waters.
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Minutes later we pitched through the six-foot waves in CSCL Ningbo‘s wake as well.   Port of registry is Hong Kong, which until a few years ago was considered by several measures to be the busiest port in the world.  But Ningbo is named for a major Chinese port city south of Shanghai;  Ningbo and Shanghai will soon be linked by the world’s largest trans-oceanic bridge to be completed in 2008.  Verrazano will seem small in comparison.