Yesterday we were all agog over the MSC Fabiola, the largest container ship ever to dock in a North American port, paying a call to the Port of Oakland.

From the Port of Oakland, watch this time-lapse video of “tug boats powerfully guid(ing) this massive vessel in the turning basin, before it departs for Asia.”

The ship weighs 46,093 metric tons, which is about 322,000,000 pounds.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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