18,000 TEU ship call at LA heralds new era of mega-ships in US

18,000 TEU ship call at LA heralds new era of mega-ships in US

The arrival of the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin Saturday morning heralds the new era of mega-ships in the U.S. These vessels, with capacities of 18,000 20-foot container units or larger, will place unprecedented demands on ports to expand cargo-handling capacity and improve marine terminal efficiency.

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