CMA CGM takes delivery of 18,000 TEU giant

JULY 27, 2015 — Marseilles, France, headquartered CMA CGM Group took delivery today of the CMA CGM Vasco De Gama on from China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

With a length of 399 m and breadth of 54 m, the 18,000 TEU vessel is the largest containership in the CMA CGM Group and is the first 18,000 TEU containership to be built by a Chinese shipyard. CMA CGM will take delivery of two more of the giant box ships, the CMA CGM Zheng He and CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, from CSSC in September and November.

The CMA CGM Vasco De Gama is equipped with the latest environmental technologies including a latest generation main engine, a twisted leading edge rudder with bulb and an optimized hull design. These innovations decrease the vessel's CO2 emissions by 10% compared to the previous vessel generation. With an estimated emission of 37g of CO2/km for each container carried, the giant containership provides one of the world's greenest goods

CMA CGM Vasco De Gama will sail under the U.K. flag and will call 11 different countries on CMA CGM Group's French Asia Line (FAL) service between Europe and Asia.
transportation options. The ship's environmental footprint meets the 2025 energy efficiency regulations.

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