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  • 5 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The largest vessel ever to call a US port, CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, owned by container shipping line CMA CGM, departed the Port of Oakland as it wrapped up its maiden calls to the US. The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the first 18,000 TEU capacity ship ever to visit this port, moored in Oakland on December 31, 2015. Featuring a length of 1,310 feet, […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Image Courtesy: Port of Long Beach After its maiden calls at the US ports of Los Angeles and Oakland in late December 2015, the 18,000-TEU vessel CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin returned to Southern California on February 18 as it docked at the port of Long Beach. Featuring a length of 1,300 feet and a width of 177 feet, the vessel will […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The largest container ship ever to call at a North American port, CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, arrived at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday, December 26. “With the arrival of the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the Port of Los Angeles has proven that it is prepared to handle the next phase in global trade,” […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Port of Long Beach has reported the highest cargo volume for the month of February and extended cargo growth for an 8th consecutive month. During the first two months of 2016, more than 1 million TEUs have moved through the port.  The port saw strong gains during the last month by moving 561,412 […]

  • 7 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helped California make history this week when the largest container ship ever to visit the United States berthed at the port of Oakland, an achievement port officials are calling a milestone in trans-Pacific trade. The quarter-mile long Benjamin Franklin, operated by the French-based CMA CGM group, arrived from Los […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The US Port of Los Angeles will welcome the 18,000 TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin on December 26, the largest container ship of this capacity ever to call at any port in the US. After it concludes its maiden call at APM Terminals-Pier 400 at the Port of Los Angeles, the vessel, owned by the French container transportation […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    French liner giant CMA CGM Group said that it will deploy its flagship fleet of six 18,000 TEU vessels between Asia and the West Coast of the U.S. starting end of May. The company said that the decision to send its flagship fleet on the most active and dynamic market to date – the trans-Pacific market is in […]

  • 20 December 2015
    Business & Finance

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  • 31 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, an 18,000-TEU megaship named in honor of one of America’s founding fathers, is expected to call at the Port of Oakland today, making it the largest container ship of this capacity ever to call at any port in the United States. The vessel, operated by France-based shipping line CMA CGM, […]

  • 31 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    As we enter the new year, let’s take a moment to take a look at the most interesting articles selected by our readers. The following are the most read news in 2015, enjoy! VIDEO: Pieter Schelte Reaches Rotterdam The world’s largest vessel Pieter Schelte owned by Allseas has arrived in Rotterdam the Netherlands… Read More […]

  • 8 January 2016

    Port of Oakland’s outer harbor Ben E. Nutter marine terminal has re-opened following two months of modernization to improve cargo handling. The terminal, managed by Everport Terminal Services, began renovations in November and closed last month to complete improvements that included rebuilding the entrance gates for harbor truckers, adding more than 100 new pieces of […]

  • 27 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Los Angeles welcomed the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port at dawn on Saturday, December 26. Launched by the French shipping line CMA CGM on December 10, the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin is 1,300 feet long, 177 feet wide and has the capacity of nearly 18,000 containers, including […]

  • 22 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    French container shipping company CMA CGM has decided to delay its deployment of 18,000 TEU mega-ships on the trade between Asia and the US West Coast, which was planned for the end of May. The decision is triggered by the weak market conditions in the trans-Pacific trade hit by dwindling demand, which is not believed to be […]

  • 2 August 2006

    In a program that began with great promise but soon spiraled out of control, Northrop Grumman has been building the ASDS “Advanced SEAL delivery System” mini-subs, the successors to the previous SDV (SEAL/Swimmer Delivery Vehicle) carried on US Benjamin Franklin Class (SSBN-640) attack submarines. Unlike the SDV, which is flooded and requires SCUBA gear, the […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    French container line CMA CGM took delivery of the second of three Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS), part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) on September 12. The 18,000 TEU ship was named CMA CGM Zheng He after the 15th century commander of the Ming dynasty’s merchant and exploration fleet, and is the […]

  • 12 September 2016

    US Port of Long Beach’s (POLB) CEO, Jon Slangerup, has revealed its plans to resign from this position, effective October 31, 2016.  POLB said Slangerup has accepted a position as Chairman and CEO of “a leading aviation technology company effective October 31, 2016.” Slangerup joined the port in June of 2014. “Soon after joining the […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    French container line CMA CGM took delivery of the second of three Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS), part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) on September 12. The 18,000 TEU ship was named CMA CGM Zheng He after the 15th century commander of the Ming dynasty’s merchant and exploration fleet, and is the […]

  • 17 December 2015

    Californian Port of Los Angeles recorded an increase of 7 percent in the capacity handled in November, a total of 709,968 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), compared to the same period last year. “We’ve seen container volumes at and above 700,000 TEUs for the past six months, which demonstrates consistency and the strength of our supply […]

  • 3 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (December 28-January 3). World’s Largest Container Ship in Port of Los Angeles The largest container ship ever to call at a North American port, CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, arrived at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday, December 26. Dredging […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    In an effort to meet the needs of mega ships entering into the global fleet, APM Terminals has decided to modify ten of its Noell STS cranes at the Pier 400 Los Angeles container terminal. The modification contract, to be undertaken by Shanghai-based ZPMC, will include the raising of the overall height and extension of the crane boom to accommodate […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    MSC Laurence arrived at NWSA’s Terminal 46 on April 5, becoming the largest containership to call the terminal.

  • 21 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    United States West Coast ports are not yet in a position to handle 18,000 teu containerships regularly and have much work to do in terms of improving productivity if they are to see them call on anything other than an ad-hoc basis, UK-based shipping consultancy Drewry believes. The opinion emerges as the French liner CMA […]