Delivery of CMA CGM KERGUELEN, 17,722 TEUs, CMA CGM Group’s largest containership to date

• A 17,722 TEUs capacity and CMA CGM Group’s largest vessel
• The first of a series of 6 vessels with more than 17,000 TEUs capacity
• State of the art vessel equipped with the latest environmental technologies

The CMA CGM Group, one of the world’s leading container shipping companies, is pleased to announce the delivery of CMA CGM KERGUELEN on March, 31st and the beginning of its first rotation on April 1st.

The CMA CGM KERGUELEN: CMA CGM Group’s largest containership with impressive dimensions

With a length of 1,305 ft. (398m) and a width of 177 ft. (54m), the CMA CGM KERGUELEN is CMA CGM Group’s largest containership.

This gigantic vessel has a 17,722 TEU (twenty feet equivalent) capacity: all containers aligned would cover the distance between London and Southampton. It is longer than the Empire State Building, wider than an olympic pool, and its thrust is equivalent to the one of 10 A380 Airbus reactors.

A vessel serving the world’s global economy

Calling in 11 countries, the CMA CGM KERGUELEN is positioned on one of the most emblematic lines of CMA CGM. The FAL links Europe to Asia.

In a globalized economy, this gigantic vessel has the capacity to transport almost 200,000 tons of goods between Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

A vessel with the latest innovations serving the environment

The CMA CGM KERGUELEN is equipped with the latest environmental technologies: an engine of the latest generation, a twisted leading edge rudder with bulb, an optimized hull design… Those innovations decrease the CMA CGM KERGUELEN CO2 emissions by 10% compared to vessels of the previous generation. With an estimated emission of 37g of CO2/km per container, the CMA CGM KERGUELEN showcases the greenest transport means worldwide. Furthermore, in accordance with the CMA CGM Group’s commitment, the CMA CGM KERGUELEN environmental footprint responds to the 2025 energy efficiency regulations.

First of the series of 6 vessels of the same size that will be delivered in 2015, the vessel is named after the famous 18th century French navigator Yves Joseph de Kerguelen de Trémarec, who discovered the archipelago. The islands were named after him thanks to James Cook’s suggestion.


CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R. Saadé is the world’s third largest and France’s top container shipping company.
Its 445 vessels call more than 400 ports in the world, on all 5 continents. In 2014, over 12.2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) were carried.
CMA CGM has grown steadily and to offer its clients new and innovative sea, land and logistics solutions. Present in 150 countries, with a network of 655 agencies, the Group employs 20,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.

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