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New era dawns at Port of Los Angeles as megaship arrives

The largest container ship to ever make port in North America unloads its cargo in the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA on Saturday, December 26, 2015. After making its maiden voyage from China, where it was built, the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin arrived before dawn with its cargo. The ship can carry 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which is about a ...

PHOTOS: Giant cargo ship berths in San Pedro


By Greg Yee, Press-Telegram

POSTED: 12/26/15, 7:04 PM PST | UPDATED: 13 HRS AGO

The mammoth CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin arrived in San Pedro on Saturday. The container ship, which is nearly 20 stories tall and longer than the Empire State Building if it were placed on its side, is the largest and most technologically advanced cargo vessel in North America. Photos by Scott Varley — Staff Photographer

SAN PEDRO >> A massive, blue ship that called at the Port of Los Angeles in the predawn hours Saturday was the capstone to a record-setting year for Los Angeles, local leaders said.