Ports across the U.S. and overseas will soon be able to use a new platform for cargo shipping.
The U.N. Global Maritime Organization has awarded a contract to Harbor Freight & Dockers, the shipyard that is working on a new cargo ship.
The firm will build the ship and then operate it off the coast of California.
It will also oversee the construction of two new shipping terminals in Texas and Florida.
The company, which has previously built vessels for U.K. ports, says it plans to begin construction of a larger ship in 2018.
The U,N.GMO is trying to create a new global system for the handling of international shipping.
It has put in place a system that makes sure goods are properly transported to ports in different countries.