The UK ship register has officially welcomed CMA CGM Andromeda on to the UK Ship Register this weekend, when she docked at Southampton. The vessel is the largest Container ship on the UK register at 131,332 GT, 11,356 TEU.
Overall she is the second largest vessel on the Register with the Queen Mary 2 being the largest at 148,528 GT.
CMA CGM Andromeda, owned by CMA CGM, 3rd worldwide shipping group, is also the world's first containership to be equipped with the "Fast Oil Recovery System" designed to help prevent marine pollution. She was built in by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd, Ulsan, South Korea and delivered on 18th March 2009.
The UK Ship Register has 1,557 vessels and GT now stands at 16,482,171. CMA CGM is currently have 31 ships registered with the UKSR, equating to just under 1.4 million GT and are the 3rd largest fleet on the UK Flag.
Roger Towner, Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen at the MCA said, "We're delighted that CMA CGM has recognised the benefits of being on the UK flag. They're not alone as in the last 12 months the UK Ship Register has increased by 48 ships and 2,126,329 GT giving us the biggest GT on the flag since the mid 1980s."