Second 18,000 TEU vessel enters the CMA CGM fleet
The “CMA CGM Georg Forster” is a vessel serving the world’s global economy, equipped with the latest environmental technologies
The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide leading shipping group, announce that the “CMA CGM Georg Forster” was delivered in South Korea. With 398 meters length and 54 meters width, it is the Group’s 2nd 18,000 TEUs capacity vessel to be delivered. 6 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. It 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 call the different ports of the FAL rotation in China, Malaysia, Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast up to Germany
The “CMA CGM Georg Forster” is equipped with the latest environmental technologies: an engine of the latest generation, a twisted leading edge rudder with bulb, an optimized hull design. Those innovations decrease the CO2 emissions by 10% compared to the previous vessel generation. With an estimated emission of 37g of CO2/km for each container, the vessel 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.