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CMA CGM Takes Delivery of World’s Biggest Containership Flying French Flag


Port Wings News Network:

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transportation, has announced the arrival in its fleet of its new flagship and world’s biggest containership flying the French flag: CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY.

With a capacity of 20,600 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit), it is a strong symbol of the Group’s dynamism and development. The vessel, 400-meter long and 59-meter wide, is longer than four football fields and bigger than The Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower.

The CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY benefits from the best technologies: a Becker Twisted Fin allowing to improve the propeller’s performance, helping reduce significantly the energy expenditure for a 4% reduction in CO2 emissions; a new-generation engine that significantly reduces oil consumption (-25%) and fuel consumption for a 3% average reduction of CO2 emissions; a system for the treatment of ballast water by filters and UV lamps, allowing to reject to the sea a cleared water, without living organism capable of impacting marine biodiversity.

By naming its flagship CMA CGM ANTOINE OF SAINT EXUPERY, the Group has paid tribute to the pioneer of the Aéropostale, the writer and the poet, known for his values of humanism and responsibility, values that CMA CGM have been sharing and conveying for 40 years.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, whose work is known on all 5 continents, is also one of France’s strongest symbols. Thanks to its presence in more than 160 countries, the CMA CGM Group contributes daily to France’s influence worldwide, promoting its expertise and dynamism.

Entry into service on the most emblematic sea route

CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY will enter into service on 6 February on the FAL 1 service (French Asia Line 1), the longest sea route in the world which connects Asia to Northern Europe. This line offers a weekly service to 16 ports of call for a duration of 84 days.

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