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.READ MORE: Shooting Investigation at Miami Gardens Gas Station
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.READ MORE: Passing Asteroid Lights Up South Florida Sky
The CMA CGM Argentina is 366 meters long, or more than three football fields long.MORE NEWS: Woman Fatally Shot By Police Serving Eviction At Brickell Building Identified As 40-Year-Old Stephanie Voikin
It was built in 2019 and is currently sailing under the flag of Malta.