Chinese Deliver Largest Box Ship

Box ship

Published Jul 27, 2015 1:33 PM by The Maritime Executive

Chinese State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has delivered its largest built container ship to CMA CGM, the French shipping group bases out of Marseille.  The CMA CGM Vasco De Gama is an 18,000 TEU box ship at 399 meters long (1,309 feet) and 54 meters (177 feet) wide and it’s the largest ship in CMA CGM’s fleet.

The vessel will be flagged in the UK. The M/V Vasco De Gama is environmentally friendly, including next generation engines and optimized hull design. It has reduced emissions by another 10 percent.

CMA CGM announced today that it will begin service to Iran on August 6th. Two sister ships will be delivered in September and November. CMA CGM is the third-largest container company in the world in terms of vessel capacity.