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16 / 09 / 2020

Cargo ship the size of 8 Statues of Liberty

The largest ship to ever reach the U.S. East Coast will be coming to port in Charleston on Sept. 20, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority.

To put it into perspective, the CMA CGM Brazil measures 1,200 feet long, which is the size of eight Statues of Liberty, or two Washington Monuments or one Eiffel Tower.

The vessel has a capacity of 15,000 TEUs, which stands for Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit. TEUs are a size unit of the cargo containers on the cargo ships.