CMA CGM Group has announced that the maiden voyage of its ship 'Danube' will take place in China on June 30.
With 9,400 TEUs, the ship is the first of a series of 23 in the 9,400-10,900 TEU range.
It is the first ship of this class built at the Chinese construction site DSIC (Dalian PRC) and delivered to the Group.
The ship, which has been designed to meet the technical constraints of the Bosporus in Turkey is 300m long and 48m wide, and was designed to offer maximal loading capacity.
The CMA CGM Danube embodies the Group’s ambition to be a leader in this growing market, with its capacity of 1,458 reefer plugs (40’) – the largest so far on such a ship.
The CMA CGM DANUBEwill offer direct service between Asia, Turkey and the Black Sea, and will be operated on one of the emblematic lines of the Group, the Bosporus Express (BEX).
The range of ships will be delivered from now to the third quarter of 2016.