CMA CGM takes delivery of its largest boxship

French container shipping giant CMA CGM has taken delivery of CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery, a 20,600 TEU containership, from Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction – Philippines (HHIC-Phil) shipyard

The completion ceremony for the ultra large container vessel (ULCV) was held at HHIC-Phil’s Subic facility on January 25.

Featuring a length of 400 meters and a width of 59 meters, CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery can transport up to 20,950 units of 40-foot shipping containers. The containers, when lined up, would reach a length of 12.5 kilometers.

What is more, the ship’s deck is as big as four football fields, according to HHIC-Phil.

The newbuilding is the first of three 20,600 TEU-class ULCVs to be delivered by HHIC-Phil to CMA CGM following the signing of the newbuilding contract in April 2015.

The 197,500 dwt boxship was launched in August 2017 and it successfully underwent sea trials in December 2017.

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