Behemoth container ship One Stork arrives in Jacksonville

Published on May 9, 2023 at 3:59 pm

Jaxport on Tuesday welcomed the largest container ship to ever call on Jacksonville, to the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal facility.

With a length of 364 meters or nearly four football fields, the magenta-colored One Stork can carry 14,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) or containers, 2,000 more than the largest ships to previously call on the port.

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Before its arrival at the port, though, the ship made its way from offshore and through the St. Johns River channel, where onlookers got their first glimpse of the mammoth ship, the first of as many as nine similarly sized container ships that will call on Jacksonville weekly.

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