clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Watch the Biggest Ship Ever to Dock in North America Pull Into the Port of LA

Over the weekend, the Port of Los Angeles welcomed the largest ship that's ever docked in North America, a 1,300-foot-long beast officially named the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin. Longer than three football fields, NBC4 reports, the ship (part of the French shipping line CMA-CGM) is about a third larger than the biggest ships that usually come into the port. The fact that San Pedro was chosen as the Benjamin Franklin's first stop is significant because it "sends a powerful message that our port stands among the world's greatest," according to Mayor Eric Garcetti (quoted in the port's press release). Just how big is this ship? We've got a few different views and a video to help answer that.