PortMiami Sets New Record With Arrival Of Largest Container Ship To Ever Dock At Florida Port

The CMA CGM Argentina, a 15,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) vessel, arrived shortly after 9 a.m.

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- New at 6:00, all hands on deck at PortMiami today following the arrival of the largest container ship to ever make its way to the port. The CMA CGM Argentina arrived just after 9:00 AM. It is the length of three football fields. The larger container ships will be helping to speed up the shipping process at the port.

MARK BAKER: It also helps the community. All of these ships bring in cargo from all over the world-- TVs, refrigerators, anything that you consumers buy, we bring in through these ships. I've seen quite a growth in this port, and it really is amazing. I never thought I'd see a ship like this come in here.

- Quite a sight right there. Baker says the vessel will also generate more jobs for drivers, loaders, and create more opportunities at PortMiami.