CMA CGM Jacques Saade makes maiden UK call

CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE credit Philip Plisson (1) (1)

The Port of Southampton welcomed the CMA CGM Jacques Saade for the first time on 5 November.

The mega-vessel is the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) containership and was inaugurated into the CMA CGM fleet in September.

The Port of Southampton is CMA CGMs key hub in the UK for the world’s main shipping routes and the Irish Sea.

The CMA CGM Group celebrated in July 30 years of presence in the UK and of commitment to the country’s economic and maritime development. CMA CGM opened its first office in the UK in Liverpool in 1990. Its presence has significantly expanded since, and now includes 250+ staff members and 18 maritime services calling at 11 ports through 150+ monthly calls.

Home for the CMA CGM premium FAL 1 service in addition to services from Middle East, India, Pakistan as well as the United-States’East and West coasts, the Port of Southampton is also the CMA CGM Group’s strategic hub in the UK for the transshipments for destination in the Irish Sea including key ports of Liverpool and Greenock.

Gary Jeffrey, CMA CGM UK Chief Executive Officer said: “The CMA CGM Jacques Saade embodies our commitment to the planet. This vessel has been enhanced with the latest technologies and is the result of seven years of research and development.

“While guaranteeing the safety of our crew, it preserves air quality and will be part of our action against global warming. It significantly improves the environmental footprint of carried goods. We have taken a big step forward. We need to go further to build transport that is even more respectful of the environment.”

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