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CMA CGM Herodote christened in Southampton

By: | at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Liner Shipping  

CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping company, is pleased to announce the christening of its new vessel, the CMA CGM Herodote, at Southampton City Cruise Terminal.

The godmother of the CMA CGM Herodote, Jacqueline Christian, named the vessel on its arrival in Southampton, in presence of Douglas Alexander MP, Secretary of State for Transport and Scotland, Councilor Stephen Barnes-Andrews, Mayor of Southampton, and Jacques R. Saad’, Chairman of CMA CGM Executive Board.

The CMA CGM Herodote is the first in a series of six vessels dedicated to the Europe-Guyana-North Brazil Line. The 1,700-teu capacity containership is the largest vessel to dock in Saint Maarten and Guyana.

Especially designed for operation in shallow waters, CMA CGM Herodote is fitted with 240 reefer plugs and has two side thrusters enabling her to berth without tug assistance. She will be deployed on the Group’s service linking Europe, Guyana and North Brazil, with calls at Algesiras, Leixoes, Rotterdam, Tilbury, Rouen, Le Havre, Saint Maarten, Port of Spain, Degrad des Cannes, Belem, Fortaleza, Natal and return to Algesiras.

Flying the highly regarded British flag, The CMA CGM Herodote, christened in Southampton, pays tribute to the Group’s historical and ever-expanding presence in the UK.

CMA CGM Herodote specifications:
Total container capacity: 1,700 teus
Beam: 557 ft
Draft: 89 ft
Speed: 19 knots
Flag: United Kingdom
Home port: London
Built by: Hyundai Heavy Industries (Korea)
Crew: 23
Deployed on: Europe-Guyana-North Brazil trade