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CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin: Largest Ship to Call US

December 28, 2015

  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles
  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles
  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles
  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles
  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles
  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles
  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles Photo: Port of Los Angeles
  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles Photo: Port of Los Angeles
  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles Photo: Port of Los Angeles
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  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles Photo: Port of Los Angeles
  • Photo: Port of Los Angeles Photo: Port of Los Angeles

The massive CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin arrived at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday, December 26, becoming the largest ship to ever call a North American port.

 
Among the largest in the French shipping line CMA CGM’s fleet, the 1,300-foot-lont and 177-foot-wide containership has a capacity of nearly 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) – about a third larger than the biggest containerships that currently call at the San Pedro Bay Port Complex.
 
The vessel is also model for high-energy production. According to CMA CGM, her 78-foot-long engine room contains a last generation engine as powerful as 900 Ford Focus cars and her 21 knots thrust is equivalent to that of 11 Boeing 747-400 engines (3,000 KNewton). Furthermore, CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin has the electric production of a city of 16,000 inhabitants (14MWatts). 
 
CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin is scheduled to depart the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 30, for the Port of Oakland.
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