• 2015 December 30 11:24

    18,000teu CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin successfully handled at the Port of Los Angeles

    On Saturday, December 26th, the CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN berthed in the Port of L.A. An official delegation gathering Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other high-ranking elected officials from throughout Southern California was there to welcome the vessel’s arrival, the French shipping company said on Tuesday.

    With a capacity of 18,000 containers, she is the largest cargo vessel ever to call at a U.S. port. This call was a decision of Jacques R. Saadé, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

    Jacques R. Saadé Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Group commented: "For the first time in the U.S. History, an 18,000 container-capacity vessel called at a U.S. port. As a pioneer Group, this unprecedented call shows CMA CGM’s strong faith in long-term growth potential of the U.S. economy and our commitment to increasing our U.S. market share. Since its creation, the CMA CGM Group has demonstrated boldness: we anticipate our clients’ expectations and we are innovative in order to create bespoke solutions."

    "The momentous arrival of this ship shows how the Port of Los Angeles and our maritime partners are successfully collaborating," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who visited the ship during its Los Angeles call. "Thank you to our friends at CMA CGM for their partnership, and I look forward to welcoming many more Benjamin Franklin-sized ships as our port continues to grow."

    Receiving an 18,000-TEU capacity vessel for the first time requires long and meticulous preparation to guarantee a flawless call and fluid operations in as little time as possible.

    • A full cooperation between all parties: For several weeks, the CMA CGM Group has been working with all parties: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and city officials, Port of Los Angeles, harbor pilots, APM Terminal, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, railroads, trucking companies and many others in the maritime supply chain.
    • An exceptional operations effort: Approximately 11,200 containers were completed during this call. The operations will complete in 56 operating hours, up to 9 cranes were used on the vessel. It is the largest number of cranes deployed simultaneously on the same vessel at the Port of Los Angeles. A reinforced and highly skilled team of longshore workers were used on this unprecedented call.
    • A reinforced intermodal organization : During this call, more than 4,500 containers were to be carried by train to their final destination. For several weeks, rail cars have been pre-staged to the Port of Los Angeles to ensure fastest turnarounds. Truckers were also notified of this highest level of activity.

    For its second stop in the U.S., the CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN will leave Port of Los Angeles on December 29th and is expected in the Port of Oakland on Thursday, December 31. The vessel will go under the Golden Gate Bridge on the same day, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time. CMA CGM has launched a photo competition on Instagram to allow three winners to visit the CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN mid-February in Long Beach.

2020 August 7

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13:21 ABP invests in Port of Lowestoft to support UK Southern North Sea energy sector
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12:08 Jan De Nul signs contract with Dogger Bank Wind Farm
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2020 August 6

19:00 FSL Trust agrees to sell three containerships
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17:26 Royal IHC awarded major contract for supply of FPSO equipment for Yinson
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15:41 Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships Port Network was established in Singapore
14:27 MABUX Bunker Weekly Review
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13:27 Alaska Marine Lines rail barges upgrade ballast systems
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12:35 Transit container transport by RZD network soars 30% in Jan-Jul
11:40 CMA CGM to launch its ever-faster service connecting Spain with Algeria
11:35 Carnival Cruise Line joins industrywide pause in U.S. through October 31
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2020 August 5

18:57 Valenciaport triples air quality control cabins
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17:35 A delegation of the Port of Gdansk visits Klaipeda
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16:49 Mississippi River will get deeper
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16:29 Admiralty Shipyards starts building fourth CT-192 series trawler the Kapitan Martynov
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