Megaships and Global Shipping

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There are hidden costs of moving goods around the world. DnA boards the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, a super-sized cargo ship at the Port of Long Beach. It was the largest container ship to ever dock in the US. And journalist Edward Humes, author of Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation, tells us about the impact such ships, and the trucks that also carry these goods, on our infrastructure and environment. Read more about our visit, here.

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Aboard the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin
Photo by Frances Anderton