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Port of Baltimore welcomes first container ship via new Panama Canal

Port of Baltimore welcomes first container ship via new Panama Canal

Longshoremen operating colossal cranes in the port of Baltimore on Tuesday began unloading more than 2,000 shipping containers full of clothes, shoes and other Asian cargo that arrived aboard a massive vessel via the newly expanded Panama Canal.

A few hundred feet below, officials on the dock hailed the arrival of the Ever Lambent, a 1,095-foot Taiwanese cargo ship that can carry more than 4,200 40-foot shipping containers, as a harbinger of the state-owned port's viability for years to come.

The larger canal is expected to bring larger ships and buoy the Baltimore port's container...

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