THE CMA CGM DANUBE (class of 9,400 TEU), first of a series of 28 ships of the same class, enters the CMA CGM fleet
CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that the maiden voyage of the CMA CGM DANUBE will begin on June 30th, 2014 in China.
This ship of 9,400 TEU is the first of a series of 28 ships from 9,400 to 10,900 TEU which will be delivered from now to the third quarter of 2016.
Sailing under the Malta flag and chartered bareboat to CIMC, it is the first ship of this class built at the Chinese construction site DSIC (Dalian PRC) and delivered to the Group.
300m in length and 48m in width, it was designed to offer maximal loading capacity while meeting the technical constraints necessitated by the Strait of the Bosphorus.
With a capacity of 1,458 reefer plugs 40’, which is the largest so far on such a ship, the CMA CGM DANUBE embodies the Group’s ambition to be a leader in this growing market.
Operated on one of the emblematic lines of the Group, the « Bosphorus Express », (BEX), the CMA CGM DANUBE will offer direct service between Asia, Turkey and the Black Sea. Accordingly, it will call Dalian, Tianjin, Kwangyang, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Izmit, Istanbul Ambarli, Constanza, Odessa, Ilyichevsk, Port Said, Port Kelang, Singapore, and once again Dalian.
In line with the sustainable development policy of the Group, the CMA CGM DANUBE is equipped with all the latest environmental technologies which significantly reduce its C02 emissions, as well as the Group’s carbon footprint. More particularly, it is equipped with new bulbous bow shapes improving the hydrodynamics of the vessel at a speed of 16 to 18 knots...
As well as:
- An electronically controlled long stroke engine with an exhaust gas bypass system offering the best in fuel consumption
- A twisted leading edge rudder with bulb
- A ballast water treatment system
About CMA CGM
CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R. Saadé is the world’s third largest container shipping company and has a turnover of 15.9 billion USD in 2013. Operating a fleet of 428 vessels, the Group serves more than 400 ports around the world. In 2013, the Group carried 11.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units). With a presence on every continent and in 150 countries through its network of 650 agencies and branch offices, the Group employs more than 18,000 people worldwide and 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.
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