Inclusion of a new built vessel into CMA CGM Fleet

It is a good news for the shipping industry as well as  all related stakeholder  that CMA CGM shipping line along with  two other parties are going to add a new container vessel of 10622 TEUs capacity named “The CMA CGM  LITANI” to its present fleet by the third quarter of 2016. This procurement would be the third vessel out of total procurement target of 28 series of vessels within the capacity from 9400 TEUs to 10900 TEUs. It is worthwhile to mention here that the 1st vessel of the series named “The CMA CGM DANUBE” was delivered on last June, 2014. The delivery of the 2nd vessel named “The CMA CGM LITANI” was accomplished on December 03 and sailed from Chinese shipyard on December 06, 2014 respectively.
This new-built container vessel has the following special features in its design & construction:
       The length of the ship is 300 meter and width is 48 meter.
       The ship has a reefer capacity of 1458 reefer plugs of 40 feet.
       The ship has an electronically controlled long stroke engine with an exhaust gas      bypass system offering the best in fuel consumption
       The ship has a twisted leading edge rudder with bulb
       The ship has a ballast water treatment system
       The ship is equipped with the latest environmental technologies which  significantly reduce its CO2 emissions
       The ship is designed to meet the technical constraints of the Strait of the Bosphorus
       The ship has a speed of 16 to 18 knots

The massive procurement target of series of vessels, has been undertaken by the joint collaboration between the Chinese shipyard NTS (New Times Shipbuilding, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China), CIMC group and the CMA CGM Group experts.
 Under contractual agreements between the three parties of the Group, it has been decided that the vessels will be deployed and operated in the name of a emblematic lines of the Group i.e. Bosphorus Express (BEX). The line will offer direct services to connect ports between Asia, Turkey and Black Sea. The route will cover port rotation calling ports viz Dalian, Tianjin, Kwangyang, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, Beirut, Izmir, Istambul, Constanza, Odessa, IIyichevsk, Istambul, Piraeus, Port Kelang and finally again Dalian in the westbound and eastbound voyages.
The Group has taken this joint venture in order to achieve sustainable development in the transportation of exports and imports in the above mentioned competitive route, in view of growing market demand and to ensure their role as a market leader in the region.

“TThe CMA CGM LITANI”(10622TEUs) enters into the CMA CGM fleet
The 2nd vessel the CMA CGM LITANI was delivered in China on December 03, 2014. 

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