When the 14,400 TEU capacity CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt arrived at the APM Terminals Elizabeth container terminal, it became the biggest container ship to call the port of New York and New Jersey. Until recently, container ships calling the Port of New York & New Jersey were mainly of the 5,000-8,000 TEU size class. The previous record for the largest vessel to call at APM Terminals Elizabeth was 9,600 TEUs.
The ships of the future are here today, and we want to recognize the Port of NY/NJ, CMA CGM and our APM Terminals Elizabeth team for bringing the future to the present.- Chief Commercial Officer, APM Terminals
The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt was invited by the Port Authority of NY/NJ to formally inaugurate the newly modified Bayonne Bridge as part of its maiden voyage to the United States' east coast. As a result, the ultra-large container ship also established a new record as the largest vessel to pass under the raised roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge.