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CMA CGM Litani Joins CMA CGM’s Fleet

first_imgzoom French shipping giant CMA CGM Group took delivery of CMA CGM Litani on December 3rd, 2014 in China.Sailing under the Malta flag, the ship was built by Chinese shipyard New Times Shipbuildings based in Jiangsu Province, Pin collaboration with CIMC Group and the CMA CGM Group experts.The CMA CGM Litani (10,622 TEUs) is the third in a series of 28 vessels from 9400 TEUs to 10 900 TEUs vessels which will be delivered from now to the third quarter of 2016.Last June, the group took over the first vessel of this series: the CMA CGM Danube.CMA CGM will name each vessel of this series after a famous river of the world.Encompassing 300m in length and 48m in width, it was designed to offer maximal loading capacity while meeting the technical constraints necessitated by the Strait of the Bosphorus.The vessel features a capacity of 1458 reefer plugs 40’, which is the largest so far on such a ship.With the Ocean Three agreements, the vessel will be repositioned and operated on the Bosphorus Express, offering a direct service between Asia, Turkey and the Black Sea.Accordingly, it will call Dalian, Tianjin, Kwangyang, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, Beirut, Izmit, Istambul Ambarli, Constanza, Odessa, Ilyichevsk, Istambul Ambarli, Piraeus, Port Kelang, and once again Dalian.The vessel is equipped with new bulbous bow shapes improving the hydrodynamics of the vessel at a speed of 16 to18 knots.In addition, the vessel integrates an electronically controlled long stroke engine with an exhaust gas bypass system offering the best in fuel consumption, a twisted leading edge rudder with bulb and a ballast water treatment system.The CMA CGM Litani left the Chinese shipyards on December 6th, CMA CGM said.last_img

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