CMA CGM Offers Opportunity To Travel On Its Biggest Container Ships
CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping Group, offers a one-of-a-kind experience to journey across oceans, seas and continents on a “Cargo cruise”. CMA CGM Group is now offering genuine cruises aboard its biggest vessels, the new 16,020 TEUs containerships, such as the CMA CGM MARCO POLO or the CMA CGM ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT. These giants of the seas (365 meters long, which is equivalent to more than 4 soccer fields), are among the largest vessels of their kind in the world. The company’s containerships offer their passengers five cabins with private bathrooms and their own living-room. Passengers can also enjoy the large range of facilities provided on board, such as a theater for movie-fans, a library for readers, or a fitness room for the most energetic ones. During summer time, they will all have a chance to benefit from the outdoor swimming-pool. All meals are prepared by the Chef and his Maitre d’Hotel, and are shared with the crew. Passengers are invited to the Captain’s table, turning every meal into a sharing and an exchange opportunity with him and his crew.
DSME Built Vessel 'CMA CGM Marco Polo' Selected as Best Ship of 2012
Nine Vessels built by DSME were selected as the best ships of 2012. As a result of this year’s achievement, DSME has now had more than nine ships selected for the fifth consecutive year. The world’s four biggest magazines exclusively dedicated to shipbuilding and shipping select the best vessels annually. Four ships were chosen as significant ships of 2012 by the UK magazine ‘Naval Architect’ and two ships were selected by ‘Fairplay Solution’. The ‘Marine Log’ and the ‘Maritime Reporter’, both from USA, each chose three ships as their distinctive ships of 2012. The highest ranking ships were four crude oil carriers and three containerships. One product carrier and one passenger ship was also selected. ‘CMA CGM Marco Polo’ was selected by all three magazines. She is 397m long, 53.6m wide, and able to be loaded with 16,020 TEU containers. It is currently the world’s biggest container ship so last year BBC and other members of the press focused on her first entry to Southampton’s port. More at http://www.seanews.com.tr/article/worldship/94322/Best-Ships--built--DSME--News-by-topic--NINE--SELECTED--vessels.-/
CMA CGM Marco Polo christened in Zeebrugge
Marco Polo containership was christened on Dec. 17, 2012 at the Container Terminal of Zeebrugge by Naila Saadé, President of the CMA CGM Corporate Foundation and wife of Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the company, who attended the ceremony, together with Hilde Crevits, Minister for Social Mobility and Public Work, Karl Decaluwe, Governor, and Joachim Coens, President of the Port. Marco Polo (396 meters long, 54 meters wide, with a draft of 16 meters) has been built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering) in South Korea. At the moment, it is the largest containership in the world measured by capacity (16.000 TEUs), the first of a series of three that will all be named after great explorers. The next two ships will be delivered in 2013.Upload News