BAYONNE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey welcome the CMACGM Marco Polo on Thursday.
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Did you see the #CMACGMMarcoPolo, the largest container vessel to ever call the U.S. East Coast and @PortNYNJ, out in NY Harbor? The 16022 TEU vessel, made her way to #portofnynj docking at @APMTerminals carrying a variety of consumer goods for the NY/NJ region and beyond. pic.twitter.com/IUH7RyYutT
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The Port Authority says the raising of the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge and the deepening of the navigational channels will allow newer, ultra-large cargo ships to serve our area.MORE NEWS: More Violence On Subways: Police Say Tourist Hit With Bottle, Man Slashed In Separate Attacks
In a statement, Port Authority President Rick Cotton said the ships “increasingly carry the food, supplies and goods needed to sustain millions of residents, support thousands of jobs and keep businesses open.”