“I coordinate the Energy and Innovation Department. My team is composed of experts (engineers, naval architects, etc.). We put our expertise to work for the ships. This expertise includes everything from the design of the container ship to its commercial operations. Our objectives are to innovate, improve fleet performance, and maintain a strategic advantage vis à vis our competitors. These duties require tireless energy and responsiveness.
To optimise vessel functioning we develop new practices and technology. We conduct case studies. We also come up with solutions to correct malfunctions that the seagoing personnel have reported. We then negotiate with the builder to take these modifications into account before the ship is built.
Our innovations? They have to do with fuel consumption as well as design. By modifying the hull design we were able to alter the ship's trim and save up to 4% of the fuel. This is not an insignificant savings given the price of oil!
The primary qualities necessary for this vocation are: curiosity, a strong inclination for techniques and innovation in addition to relational skills for dealing with operational staff and builders
I take pride in being part of a Group that is not afraid to innovate with new technologies to prepare for the future!”
Crewing Vessels Fleet
Managing a modern and eco-efficient fleet
Our CMA Ships subsidiary brings together all the branches of activity dealing with managing the owned vessel fleet and its crew members. They have a wide range of responsibilities: navigation, embarking our crews, technical maintenance, supplying spare parts and consumables, developing and implementing new building projects, etc....
On land and at sea, our expert teams work together to keep our ships operating properly and to transport our customers' cargo to every corner of the globe.
Highly qualified teams
To satisfy our customers we operate vessels equipped with the latest technological innovations, such as the CMA CGM JULES VERNE.
Experienced teams of engineers and seafarers participate in the development of these leviathans. They optimise ship design taking into account its commercial, safety, and environmental protection functions, recommend inspections, and manage purchasing issues, maintenance and repairs to be performed.
Sailing the seven seas
Every member of our container ships' onboard crews fills a precise and determined role, primarily divided between the two major departments: the Bridge and the Engine.
Experienced officers and key personnel, the Captain, Chief Officer, and Chief Engineer conduct the ship's commercial operations both through its sailing and its mechanical operations. The other crew members take care of daily life on board and the ship's maintenance (Chef, Steward, seamen, etc.).
Keeping our crews safe, protecting the environment, and satisfying our customers are our top priorities.
Some important figures
- a fleet of 414 ships, 110 of which are company owned
- more than 400 French sailors and nearly 2600 sailors of other nationalities
- 20 to 25 crew members on board on each ship
Philippe, 37 years old