|By Kevin Sablan, The Orange County Register|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Big ships carrying 10,000 to 11,000 containers have come in the past, but never the size of the 13,000-container ship, the
The 13,000 containers held by the 3-year-old ship are 20-foot equivalent units, a standardized maritime industry measurement used when counting cargo containers of varying lengths.
"It's the largest ship to ever call here," port spokesman
The ship is owned by
"This is an indication of larger ships to come," Sanfield said.
"The biggest challenge now is to be quick enough to take advantage of the economic momentum we have." --
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