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Not to be crude, but this is one huge tankerNot to be crude, but this is one huge tankerhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=190492018-02-14T06:00:00Z2018-02-14T23:00:00Z

​​​​The Cayman Island-flagged tanker Nordic Pollux made a small piece of maritime history as the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Brownsville.BROWNSVILLE – Crude oil tanker Nordic Pollux set a record at the Port of Brownsville on January 31, 2018, when it became the largest cargo vessel ever to call on that port.

The Suezmax tanker measures 900 feet long and 157 feet wide with an inbound draft of 32.8 feet.

The Nordic Pollux docked at a TransMontaigne Parnters LP facility, where it loaded 150,000 barrels of heavy naphtha, according to Port of Brownsville CEO Eddie Campirano.

Campirano called the tanker's voyage a successful test of the port's capabilities.

​Like other waterways seeking to take advantage of the recently expanded Panama Canal, the Port of Brownsville is in the permitting process to deepen its shipping channel from 42 feet to 52 feet.
San Antonio Business Journal
Brownsville-Harlingen
Infrastructure & Transportation
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2018/02/07/crude-oil-tanker-becomes-largest-vessel-ever-to.html

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