Benjamin Franklin, owned by shipping company CMA CGM, has docked at the port of Los Angeles.
Welcomed by the Los Angeles port on Dec. 26, the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin is the largest cargo ship to ever visit North America. The mega ship is 1,300 feet long and 177 feet wide, and is longer than the Empire State Building.
The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin is wider than an American football field and is taller than a 20-floor building, with a height of 197 feet.
The gigantic ship is able to carry up to 18,000 containers, including 1,500 Reefer containers. The ship can carry the volume of 235 Olympic pools.
The CMA CGM Benjamin Frankli produces as much energy as 900 Ford Focus cars. The ship’s 21 knots thrust is equivalent to that of 11 Boeing 747-400 engines.
The ship has 26 members, who operate the various facets of the vessel including its own waste recycle system, chef, and swimming pool, etc.