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CMA CGM Jacques Saade calls at Yantian

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After joining the fleet in September 2020, the CMA CGM Jacques Saade has called at Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) deep water port in Shenzhen, China.

Berthing at Yantian on 7 October this was the vessel’s last call in China before arrival in Singapore on 11 October and subsequent departure for Europe via the Suez Canal.

The maiden voyage takes the liquified natural gas (LNG) powered mega-ship on the CMA CGM FAL 1 line between Asia and Northern Europe.

CMA CGM South China teams, together with representatives of the Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT), organized a ceremony for the occasion. Due to the sanitary measures in force because of COVID-19, the crew of CMA CGM Jacques Saade was unable to go ashore for the traditional plaque presentation. However, the plaque was presented to Commander Emmanuel Delran by a person who was able to board the ship in compliance with the sanitary rules.

This 26-hour stopover took place within the allotted time, according to CMA CGM. The ship even arrived a little ahead of schedule and, unlike her calls in Shanghai and Ningbo, where allotted windows were set so that the ship could dock at high tide, the CMA CGM Jacques Saade was able to dock as soon as she arrived, the company explained.

Yantian Terminal is one of the busiest terminals in Shenzhen Port, the 4th largest port in the world. Yantian handled 10 of the 25 million containers that passed through Schenzen in 2019.

With its 20 deep-water quays and 85 ship-to-shore cranes, YICT is a particularly popular port of call, able to accommodate the world’s largest container ships and boasting modern infrastructure. 

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