Gov. Nathan Deal (R) welcomed the COSCO Development into the port of Savannah today. With 13,092 twenty-foot equivalent container units, the Development is the largest containership to ever call on the East Coast. It handled 5,500 containers in Savannah, which is a record for Georgia ports.
According to a press release from Gov. Deal’s office, the dredging of the Savannah Harbor will make it easier for large ships such as these to dock in the future. Gov. Deal said, “This is another example of how the Port of Savannah is the gateway not just for the U.S. Southeast, but for America’s East Coast. The numbers are impressive; our customers have spoken, and the Port of Savannah is clearly the must-call port.”
The Development is 1,201 feet long and 158 feet wide. That’s almost four football fields long.