Halifax breaks record after welcoming massive container ship

The largest container ship to ever call on North America's east coast has arrived in Halifax.

The Marco Polo cruised into the Port of Halifax on Monday evening, after travelling from South Asia.

The vessel has the capacity to carry more than 16,000 shipping containers and is about three and a half football fields long.

"It's an absolutely massive vessel," said Lane Farguson, spokesperson for the Halifax Port Authority...

This was excerpted from the 18 May 2021 edition of CBC News.