World's largest cargo ship stops in U.S.

World's largest cargo ship stops in U.S.

THE CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the first container ship with a carrying capacity of 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) to call a U.S. port, successfully arrived at the Port of Los Angeles, Cal., in late December.

The arrival was hailed as a milestone that port officials said will herald a new era of "megaships" that bring cargo between the West Coast and Asia. With its 18,000 TEU capacity, the Benjamin Franklin carries far mor

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