By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – PortMiami set a new record on Tuesday for the largest container ship to ever call at a 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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TEU stands for twenty-foot equivalent unit which is an inexact unit of cargo capacity based on the volume of a 20-foot-long standard-sized metal box used to transport goods on ships, trains and trucks.

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The CMA CGM Argentina is 366 meters long, or more than three football fields long.

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It was built in 2019 and is currently sailing under the flag of Malta.

CBSMiami.com Team