Baltimore welcomes largest boxship to visit Maryland

Maryland Port Administration photo

(BALTIMORE) – The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore on Saturday welcomed the largest containership ever to visit Maryland with the arrival of Evergreen Ever Max at Seagirt Marine Terminal.

The vessel weighs 165,350 tons and has the capacity to handle 15,432 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) containers. Maryland’s port is capable of accommodating massive containerships because of its infrastructure: the Port of Baltimore has a 50-foot-deep channel and an array of the ultra-large, neo-Panamax cranes needed to serve a vessel of this size.

“It’s no secret why these massive containerships want to call on the Port of Baltimore,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld. “They know Maryland’s port is a valuable resource and a terrific partner in moving goods efficiently across the state and throughout the region.”

At about 1,200 feet in length, Ever Max is longer than four football fields. Previously, the largest containership to visit the Port of Baltimore was another Evergreen vessel, Triton, which first visited in 2019 and has a capacity of 14,424-TEU containers.

The Port of Baltimore continues to have a strong 2023. The most recent figures through May show major commodities at the state-owned, public marine terminals such as roll-on/roll-off farm and construction equipment, containers and general cargo are all up year to date compared to 2022. Roll-on/roll-off cargo is up 30 percent, containers are up 10 percent and general cargo is up 8 percent.

The 2023 start follows an outstanding 2022, when the port handled a record $74.3 billion in foreign cargo and established other new records for roll-on/roll-off, containers, general cargo and forest products despite worldwide supply chain issues.

– Maryland Port Administration

By Professional Mariner Staff