CMA CGM Deploys Its Six 18,000 TEUs Ships Between Asia and The U.S. West Coast
The CMA CGM Group has announced that it will deploy starting end of May its flagship fleet of six 18,000 TEU vessels between Asia and the West coast of the U.S. This decision is in line with both the growth strategy set by the Group in the United States and around the world and the optimization of its fleet. The flagship fleet of the Group will hence be deployed on the most active and dynamic market to date – the trans-Pacific market – and will support its development as well as that of its customers. In total, 6 ships of 18,000 TEUS will join the Pearl River Express service; a series of 6 ships bearing the names of great explorers: CMA CGM Bougainville, CMA CGM Kerguelen, CMA CGM Georg Forster, CMA CGM Vasco de Gama, CMA CGM Zheng He and CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin. http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/cma-cgm-deploys-its-flagship-fleet-between-asia-and-the-u-s-west-coast/
CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE inaugurated by French President François Hollande
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE, the world largest containership sailing under French flag, was inaugurated on Tuesday October 6th by French President François Hollande in Le Havre. The inauguration took place in the presence of Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Group, of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius, of the French Secretary of State for Transportation Alain Vidalies, of the Lebanese Minister of State Administrative Reform representing the Prime Minister Nabil de Freige, of many French parliamentarians and politicians, as well as several Chief Executive Officers and CMA CGM’s customers.
18,000 TEU CMA CGM Bougainville inaugurated in Le Havre
CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE, the largest containership under French flag, has been inaugurated in Le Havre, says Russian Shipping (media group PortNews). The 18,000 TEU vessel built by Samsung Heavy Industries cost EUR 133 mln. With her 394 m length and 54 m width, the ship can carry 240,000 t of cargo. The Bougainville has a 87,000 h.p. diesel engine consuming 330 t of fuel per day. The crew of 26 persons consists of 9 French nationals with the rest coming from the Philippines. The ship will sail between Europe and East Asia during her 77 days rotation. Besides, Bougainville is the first container ship in the world equipped with TRAXENS technology. A wide range of data from each container can be gathered and transmitted to the CMA CGM group: location, temperature, humidity level, vibrations, impacts, attempted burglary, customs clearance status and more. Founded in Marseille in 1978 by Jacques Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is a leading worldwide shipping group. From its base in Marseille, the CMA CGM Group is present in more than 150 countries through its network of over 655 agencies, with more than 20,000 employees worldwide (4,500 in France). With a young and diversified fleet of 445 vessels (81 company owned), the CMA CGM Group serves 400 of the world’s 521 commercial ports. Through its 170 shipping lines the company operates on every one of the world’s seas. http://en.portnews.ru/news/207860/Upload News