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CMA CGM Receives 18,000 TEU Giant

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Third largest shipping line, CMA CGM Group, has announced that the CMA CGM Georg Forster, with a nominal capacity of 18,000 TEU was delivered on June 2, 2015 in South Korea.

With its 398-metre length and 177 ft. (54m) width, the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER is the Group’s 2nd 18,000 TEU capacity ship to be delivered.

CMA CGM recently placed an order for three new mega box-ships; this was on the back of a previous order for three 20,000 TEU ships at around US$470 million.

Calling 11 different countries, the CMA CGM Georg Forster will join the vessels sailing the French Asia Line (FAL).

CMA CGM has announced that it intends to create a container hub in Panama in order to prepare for the surge in trade volumes following the completion of the Panama Canal.

Its new vessel is equipped with the latest environmental technologies and is anticipated to call at Southampton on July 6, 2015.

The vessel is named after the famous 18th century German travel writer, who was part of the James Cook’s expedition in Southern Seas.

Sailing under the UK flag, the CMA CGM Georg Forster will start her first rotation on June 2nd. It will sail and call the different ports of the FAL rotation in China, Malaysia, Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Coast up to Germany.

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