The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transportation, is pleased to announce 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.
A vessel with exceptional dimensions
The ship bears the Group’s new visual identity, which reflects its dynamism.
A technological-advanced ship for the protection of the environment
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.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a symbol of France and its influence
By naming its flagship CMA CGM ANTOINE OF SAINT EXUPERY, the Group pays 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 February 6th 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.
Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction – Philippines (HHIC-Phil Inc.) has been making significant strides in the ultra large box ship newbuilding category, with the sea trial of the Philippine-made 20,600 TEU class containership in progress.
Launched in August 2017, the mammoth vessel is out in the open seas from December 29, 2017 to January 2, 2018. It embarks on an important journey for 3 nights and 4 days to undergo a series of performance tests and technical inspections prior to its expected delivery in the early part of 2018 to its proud owner French shipping magnate CMA CGM.
Source: Maritime Shipping News