8,500 New Cars on One Boat

car-carrier The world’s biggest vehicle carrier transited the Panama Canal on Thursday September 8.

The HOEGH TARGET, sailing under the Norwegian flag, was built in 2015 specifically to allow it to pass through the new expanded locks.

The ship, which began its journey in Japan, has a width of 36.5 meters and can carry 8,500 vehicles, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reported.  From Japan the ship came to Mazatlan headed for Alabama.