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Second 18,000TEU Ship Joins CMA CGM Fleet

June 3, 2015

CMA CGM Georg Forster (Photo courtesy of CMA CGM)

CMA CGM Georg Forster (Photo courtesy of CMA CGM)

The 18,000 TEU capacity containership the CMA CGM Georg Forster was delivered to the CMA CGM Group on June, 2 in South Korea.
 
With its 1,305 ft. (398m) length and 177 ft. (54m) width, the CMA CGM Georg Forster is the group’s second 18,000 TEU capacity vessel to be delivered. Six vessels will compose this series of vessels named after great explorers, that will have  the CMA CGM Group’s largest containership capacity.
 
This gigantic vessel has a 18,000 TEU (twenty feet equivalent) capacity. All containers placed together would totalize around the distance between Hamburg and Hanover. Its size is above the height of the Empire State Building, wider than an Olympic pool, and its thrust is equivalent to the one of 10 Airbus A380 altogether. 
 
Calling 11 different countries, the CMA CGM Georg Forster will join the vessels sailing the French Asia Line (FAL), one of the most emblematic lines of the CMA CGM Group. The group’s largest vessels sail this line. In a globalized economy, gigantic vessels have the capacity to transport almost 200,000 tons of goods between the world’s leading markets: Europe, Middle East and Asia. 
 
The CMA CGM Georg Forster is equipped with an engine of the latest generation, a twisted leading edge rudder with bulb, an optimized hull design, CMA CGM noted, collectively decreasing the ship’s CO2 emissions by 10 percent compared to the previous vessel generation. With an estimated emission of 37g of CO2/km for each container, the CMA CGM Georg Forster is one of the greenest goods transport means in the world. Furthermore, in accordance with the CMA CGM Group’s commitment, the CMA CGM Georg Forster environmental footprint responds to the 2025 energy efficiency regulations.  
 
The vessel is named after the famous 18th century German travel writer, who was part of the James Cook’s expedition in Southern Seas. He is also considered to be one of the founders of ethnology and anthropology.
 
Sailing under the UK flag, the CMA CGM Georg Forster will start her first rotation on June 2. She will sail and call the different ports of the FAL rotation in China, Malaysia, Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast up to Germany. 
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