Tuesday, 18 June 2013 16:06


The CMA-CGM has finally launched its new flagship, the containership Jules Verne.

It is the containership number 3 of the CMA CGM "series".

"The series" is a project (co-produced by the French company CMA CGM and the Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries), which involves the construction of 3 containerships gigantic size to increase still and considerably the capacity of the hold.

The ships featured in this project are: Marco Polo, Alexander Von Humboldt and Jules Verne.

The latter is the largest of the three at sea with a capacity of 16,000 TEUs, long 396 meters wide and 54 meters will be used for the service FA1. The service FA1 (French Asia Line) which began on June 5 has developed between Busan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Yantian, Port Kelang, Suez and Malta, to continue its rotation in the port of Tangier, Souththampton, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Malta, Suez, Khor Al Fakkan, Jeber Ali and Port Kelang, and ending in Ningbo.

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The Triple E will debut this summer: they can carry 18,000 containers from the current 5,000. If they were loaded on a train, it should be 110 km long. The ships are as wide as a highway to six lanes, but lack the infrastructure to accommodate them.

They come into operation this summer. Their official name is Triple E, and “E” stands for “Economy, Energy efficient, Environmentally improved” so they can save money, energy and environment.

There is just a problem: they are so big that just few world’s ports can welcome them.

The commercial transportation by sea are adapting ports, with investments of hundreds of millions of Euros to prepare for these mammoths of the oceans premiered by the London Guardian.

They cannot pass through the Panama Canal. They will spend little from the Suez. So in the early days will only route from China to Europe, just few such as the British ports of Southampton are large enough and have deep enough water so that these giants can dock.

Other ports in northern Europe, such as Antwerp in Belgium, are planning extensive renovations to grow and be able to

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