On Monday a 1,300 foot long cargo ship called the Benjamin Franklin departed from the Port of Oakland. The vessel came to Oakland as public relations visit and to test the port. The experience was intended to give the port insight into the complexities of managing the cargo of such a large ship. The visit was considered a success by the Port of Oakland (even though it is the slow season and the ship was not full) and the Benjamin Franklin is expected to return in five weeks.
Andrew McGall, www.mercurynews.com “Oakland: Giant container ship sails home” San Jose Mercury News 1/05/2015. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_29343265/oakland-giant-container-ship-sails-home.