Jules Verne News

06 Feb 2019

Elengy LNG Terminal Hit Records in 2018

Aerial photography of a transshipment operation at Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal

Elengy, a unit of the French energy company and LNG player Engie, reported record activities at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals during 2018.The French LNG operator said in a press release thatits Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal also reached a number of milestones during the year. Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG berthed 215 vessels  at its facilities, with 106 TWh of natural gas delivered to the transmission network, a 13 percent jump on 2017 figures, it said.It reported…

05 Dec 2018

India Plans Deep Dive for Seabed Minerals

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In the 1870 Jules Verne classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", underwater explorer Captain Nemo predicted the mining of the ocean floor's mineral bounty - zinc, iron, silver and gold.India is catching up with that only now, as it prepares to unearth treasures down below, aiming to boost its economy.The floor of the world's seas is scattered with vast beds of black potato-shaped polymetallic nodules comprising copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese, iron and rare earth elements.These natural goodies are key to making modern gadgets…

25 Jun 2018

CMA CGM Founder Jacques Saade Dies at 81

Jacques Saade, founder, CMA CGM. Copyright REA

Mr. Jacques R. Saade, founding president of the CMA CGM Group, died on June 24, 2018 at the age of 81, according to the company. Jacques R. Saadé dedicated his life to CMA CGM. An extraordinary visionary and entrepreneur, he made the group into a world leader in the maritime transport of containers, developing the company in more than 160 countries, while maintaining the family dimension with its values. After having left Lebanon to protect his family for Civil War, Jacques R Saadé founded the Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA) 40 years ago…

06 Nov 2017

Recent Vessel Sales: October 2017

Vessel sales for October 2017 (as of November 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York. 10/29 - COASTAL NO.

12 Sep 2017

Man Overboard Prevention and Recovery

John Haynes

More than 80 maritime professionals attended two one-day events focused on the sub IMO / sub 80-ft. sector in Southampton, U.K. this Spring. The Man Overboard Prevention & Recovery Workshop brought together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the maritime sector worldwide. Workshop lead John Haynes opened the day saying said, “Expectations, requirements and capabilities are changing for many maritime organizations. High profile roles are evolving close to shore and offshore in U.K., European and international waters.

11 Aug 2016

CMA CGM to Upgrade its FAL 1 Service

Map: CMA CGM

In order to improve the reliability of its service, CMA CGM has decided to review the port coverage of FAL 1. As from m/v CMA CGM JULES VERNE voy. 115 FLE, FAL 1 service will no longer call the port of Zeebrugge. Last vessel calling Zeebrugge will be m/v CMA CGM VASCO DE GAMA voy. 113FLE on August 29th, 2016. As from m/v CMA CGM ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT voy. 109 FLE, FAL 1 service will no longer call the port of Dalian. Last vessel calling Dalian will be m/v CMA CGM MAGELLAN voy. 107FLE (ETA Dalian on September 16th, 2016).

15 Jun 2015

Ultra-large Containership Towing Capabilities Tested

Photo: CMA CGM

Worldwide shipping group the CMA CGM Group and the German Authority Havariekommando tested Havariekommando´s capability to tow ultra-large container vessels during an exercise held on June 13, 2015. The vessel used for this exercise was the CMA CGM Jules Verne, the CMA CGM’s 16,000 TEU flagship. During the exercise, the Havariekommando ordered the CMA CGM Jules Verne to alter its geographical position, take over the role of a vessel in distress in an emergency towing, and allow and assist representatives of the Havariekommando to board.

01 May 2015

Gulftainer’s Khorfakkan Terminal Sets Record Unloading

Image: Khorfakkan Container Terminal

UAE based Gulftainer, a terminal operating and logistics company, set a new record for the handling of the largest unloading and loading of a single vessel call at its Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), at 19,561 TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent unit). It handled 19,561 20-foot-equivalent units of containers in 54.4 hours on a single call at its Khorfakkan Container Terminal in at Sharjah. The terminal staff completed the record breaking call of the CMA CGM Jules Verne container ship with the help of 11 cranes.

03 Jun 2014

CMA CGM Reducing Fleet CO2 Emissions

Image: CMA CGM

The CMA CGM Group confirms its objective to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by the end of 2015 (compared to 2005). On the occasion of the June 5 World Environment Day, the CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company and number one in France, confirmed its objective set at 50% reduction CO2/teu-km between 2005 and 2015. In 2013, the global operated fleet CO2 performance has been improved by 4%, and even 8% for the owned fleet, thus a 40% reduction achieved since 2005.

05 Aug 2013

CMA CGM Add New VSAT Services from Marlink

CMA CGM Jules Verne

Marlink has been chosen by the CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping group, to upgrade the majority of its fleet to WaveCall, Marlink’s standardized Ku-band VSAT service. In combination with the XChange solutions platform from Astrium Services, WaveCall will be installed on over 35 CMA CGM vessels, including the CMA CGM Marco Polo, CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt and CMA CGM Jules Verne, one of the largest container vessels in the world. As CMA CGM’s fleet covers global trade routes, extensive Ku-band coverage was a key requirement when choosing WaveCall.

29 Jul 2013

CMA CGM Marco Polo Fitted with Marinestar

Fugro Seastar AS announced that CMA CGM Marco Polo has been fitted with Marinestar maneuvering system to assist in berthing and navigation. The satellite aided navigation technology is based on composite GPS and GLONASS constellations and measures precise speeds at the bow and the stern together with quay distances to assist the vessel safely to the berth. The Marinestar system provides speed and heading information to a higher level of accuracy than conventional navigational aids such as doppler log and gyro compass. In addition to its navigation and berthing functions, Marinestar Maneuvering System is able to measure vessel trim fore and aft trim dynamically whilst underway at sea.

24 Jun 2013

Largest French-flag Vessel Called in at Le Havre

Photo: Le Havre Port

The CMA CGM Jules Verne made her maiden call in Le Havre on June 20 at the Terminal de France in Port 2000. She is the world biggest French-flag containership. With a transport capacity of 16,020 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), she joins the other sister-ships ordered by CMA CGM shipping line and named after great sea explorers (real or virtual ones). Owing to its Port 2000 equipment, HAROPA-port of Le Havre is one of the very few ports in the north-European range to be able to receive this new giant of the seas, 396 meters long and 54 meters broad.

21 Feb 2001

Bid Launched for Worldwide Marine Census

Marine scientists from across Australia are meeting at laboratories this week as part of an ambitious $1 billion international attempt to record all life in the world's oceans, officials said on Wednesday. The International Census of Marine Life, being led by U.S. groups, could settle once and for all whether fabled animals such as Jules Verne's giant squid populate the uncharted ocean depths. Only around five percent of the world's oceans have been surveyed for marine life - mostly in coastal regions. The international census, expected to take 10 years, is being promoted by Jesse Ausubel of the U.S.-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that fosters scientific programs.

19 Apr 2013

First Voyage for CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt

CMA CGM Marco Polo's sistership, enters CMA CGM’s Asia - Europe Trade. The CMA CGM Group announced that the CMA CGM Alexander  Von  Humboldt, second of the world's largest and state of the art containership’s series, begins its first voyage today, Friday, April 19th in Pusan, South Korea. Built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering) in South Korea, this giant of the seas, owned by CMA CGM, displays exceptional dimensions: 396 meters long, 54 meters wide, with a draft of 16 meters and sails under the U.K. flag. In line with the sustainable development policy of the Group, the CMA CGM Alexander  Von  Humboldt  is equipped with all the latest environmental technologies.

02 May 2013

CMA CGM Launches 396-meter Container Ship, Jules Verne

Photo: CMA CGM

The CMA CGM Group announced the CMA CGM Jules Verne (16,000 containers twenty-foot equivalent), sailing under the French flag, will be inauguratedJune 4. The CMA CGM Jules Verne, among the largest container ships in the world, will begin its first rotation Friday, May 3rd, in Pusan, South Korea. Operated on the emblematic line of the Group, the French Asia Line , the CMA CGM Jules Verne will call at Pusan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Chiwan, Yantian, Port Kelang, Suez, Malta…

29 May 2013

CMA CGM Marco Polo Fitted with Fugro Maneuvering System

CMA CGM Marco Polo (Photo: CMA CGM)

Fugro Seastar AS announced that CMA CGM Marco Polo has been fitted with Marinestar maneuvering system to assist in berthing and navigation. The satellite aided navigation technology is based on composite GPS and GLONASS constellations and measures precise speeds at the bow and the stern together with quay distances to assist the vessel safely to the berth. The Marinestar system provides speed and heading information to a higher level of accuracy than conventional navigational aids such as doppler log and gyro compass. On behalf of CMA Ships, Mr.

04 Jun 2013

CMA CGM Jules Verne Inaugurated by French President

CMA CGM Jules Verne

CMA CGM Jules Verne, the world’s largest containership (16,000 twenty-foot equivalent units), and sailing under the French flag was officially inaugurated by French President François Hollande in Marseille, on June 4. The CMA CGM Jules Verne arrived on June 3 at Marseille for an exceptional call and was welcomed by thousands of local people and employees from CMA CGM’s Head Office. Her inauguration was a fitting celebration to mark the 35th anniversary of a Group that was founded in Marseille by Jacques R. Saadé in 1978.

10 Jun 2013

CMA CGM Fitted with Marinestar Maneuvering System

Fugro Seastar AS announced that CMA CGM Marco Polo has been fitted with Marinestar maneuvering system to assist in berthing and navigation. The satellite aided navigation technology is based on composite GPS and GLONASS constellations and measures precise speeds at the bow and the stern together with quay distances to assist the vessel safely to the berth. The Marinestar system provides speed and heading information to a higher level of accuracy than conventional navigational aids such as doppler log and gyro compass. On behalf of CMA Ships, Mr. William BIEGUN, Navigation and Communication Engineer, commented, “Feedback from our Captains was that maneuvering giant container ships in confined port areas, required advanced positioning systems.

07 Nov 2001

Where is the All Electric Navy?

"There is a powerful agent, responsive, quick, and easy to use, pliable enough to meet all our needs on board. It does everything. It supplies light and heat for the ship and is the very soul of our mechanical equipment. Jules Verne's classic novel first appeared in 1869. Today, the Navy is standing at the threshold of remarkable capabilities that Jules Verne could barely imagine-a "revolution at sea" akin to the change from sail to steam and from oil-fired plants to nuclear power. But the process for the Navy has not been easy. As a Navy integrated electric drive (IED) insider told me privately: "Innovation is one thing; if you're asking us to change the way we do business…

11 Jun 2012

A 21st Century 'Nautilus'

'Sea Orbiter' Model: Photo courtesy of SeaOrbiter Project

It could be an alien spacecraft or a 21st century version of Captain Nemo's Nautilus from Jules Verne "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," but in fact it's a live-aboard, ocean-going laboratory that could be exploring the seas as soon as late next year, says CNN in a recent news report. Called the SeaOrbiter , the research vessel is the concept of French architect Jacques Rougerie. Currently the centerpiece of France's pavilion at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea, it has spent almost 12 years floating around as a mere concept.

01 Jun 2007

Shipyard Contract Signed

Nautilus Minerals Inc. said that the Jan De Nul Group has signed the shipbuilding contract with La Naval, in Sestao Northern Spain for the construction of Jules Verne, a 626-ft. vessel to be used as the ship for Nautilus's deep sea copper and gold mining project, the Solwara 1 Project, located in the waters near Papua New Guinea. This contract follows the commencement of manufacturing for the key components of the ship which included the award of five 4500 kW main diesel engines to the MAN Diesel Group in November 2006, dynamic positioning thrusters to Wartsila Nederland B.V on 19 January 2007 and rudder propellers to SCHOTTEL-Antriebstechnik GmbH on 15 February 2007.

05 Jun 2007

Shipyard Contract Signed

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announced that the Jan De Nul Group has signed the shipbuilding contract with La Naval, in Sestao Northern Spain for the construction of Jules Verne a 191 m vessel to be used as the ship for Nautilus's deep sea copper and gold mining project, the Solwara 1 Project, located in the waters near Papua New Guinea. David Heydon, Nautilus CEO said: "The signing of the building contract with the shipyard for "Jules Verne" is a major step forward in the delivery of the Solwara 1 Project, building on Nautilus' leading position and first mover advantage in seafloor mining. With the ship build in hand, Jan De Nul engineers…

11 May 2010

PlanetSolar Solar Powered Ship

Photo courtesy Imtech Marine Group

Imtech N.V. (technical services provider in Europe) is acting as technology partner of PlanetSolar, a solar energy powered ship. In 2011, PlanetSolar will set sail on a world cruise of approximately 50,000 km, with the aim of promoting solar energy and the use of environmentally-conscious alternative fuel for sailing. PlanetSolar is a high-tech 85 ton, 31 meters (101.7 ft) long and 15 meters (49.2 ft) wide catamaran, covered by 537 m2 of solar panels. The futuristic-looking ship is powered by two 10 kW electric motors.

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