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A cargo vessel from France called the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin docked at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday making it officially the largest container ship to ever come to North America.

If the numerous pictures fail to capture just how gigantic this ship is, which is doubtful, some of the vessel’s measurables help put it in perspective.

The largest container ship to ever make port in North America unloads its cargo in the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 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 third more than the ships that currently dock in the Port of L.A. The vessel measures 1,300 feet long, 177 feet wide and is 197 feet tall and is staffed with a crew of 26. The giant ship is scheduled to leave Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 30 en route to Oakland before returning to China.  (Scott Varley/ The Daily Breeze via AP, Pool)

As long as the Empire State Building is tall?

If you don’t count the Empire State Building’s antenna, the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin is as long as that iconic building is tall.

The largest container ship, center, to ever make port in North America unloads its cargo in the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 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 third more than the ships that currently dock in the Port of L.A. The vessel measures 1,300 feet long, 177 feet wide and is 197 feet tall and is staffed with a crew of 26. The giant ship is scheduled to leave Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 30 en route to Oakland before returning to China.   (Scott Varley/ The Daily Breeze via AP, Pool)
The Benjamin Franklin is 1,306 feet long and the Empire State Building is 1,250 feet tall sans antenna.

According to KABC, the ship is as wide as an Olympic swimming pool.

As powerful as 900 Ford Focus cars

This beast can move 18,000 containers at a time — “a third more cargo than most ships at the [Los Angeles] port.” Its engine is the equivalent of 900 Ford Focus engines, Maritime Matters writes, and its thrust is as powerful as 11 Boeing 747-400 engines.

The ship is named as a reminder of the relationship between the United States and France

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said upon the ship’s arrival that this French ship was an ambassador to America as Benjamin Franklin was an ambassador to France, hence the name.

“This ship is called the Benjamin Franklin because it embodies the relationship that has existed between our nation and France…,” he said. “Here we have this great French ambassador visiting America and repaying the favor.”

Facts about the crew and other things

This huge ship is operated by 27 people, including a chef, has a swimming pool and a waste recycling system, according to Maritime Matters.

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