In fact, the UK MAIB recently issued its investigation report for the accident on the then UK-flagged container ship CMA CGM G. Washington while it was experiencing very heavy seas in the North Pacific Ocean during its passage from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles, USA.
According to a recent statement, the large-scale vessel, APL Esplanade, with a capacity of 13,892 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), recently arrived at Puerto Aguadulce, confirming Buenaventura as a strategic port city for Colombia and its foreign trade.
On 9 January, the French container company CMA CGM shake hands with its Asian counterparts COSCO Shipping, Evergreen Line and OOCL and inked an agreement for the launch of Ocean Alliance Day 4 Product, which is scheduled to start in April 2020. A total amount of 112 containers are going to be deployed by the shipping majors.
On Wednesday, January 8, the APL SINGAPURA, a CMA CGM Group container ship, inaugurated the cold ironing facilities of the Terminal des Flandres in the Port of Dunkirk. Through this innovative system auxiliary engine emissions from vessels at berth can be eliminated, thus improve air quality and reduce noise pollution.
According to a recent statement, the Ukrainian seaports exceeded the volume of container transshipment of 1 million TEU at the end of 2019, for the first time in the last 10 years. According to the operational data of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), one million and three and a half thousand TEU containers were handled in the ports for the whole of 2019; this is more than 18% higher than in 2018.
The CMA CGM Group announced that it signed an agreement with China Merchants Port (CMP) to sell several stakes in ten port terminals to Terminal Link, a joint venture set up in 2013 and owned 51% by CMA CGM and 49% by CMP.
ContainerShips, the subsidiary of CMA CGM Group, officially announced that successfully delivered its 4th LNG-fueled ship, the “CONTAINERSHIPS ARCTIC”, enhancing its role in the sustainable shipping market. Specifically, the 1,380-TEU containerships were delivered on 10 December 2019.
The CMA CGM Group is collaborating with Shell to supply tens of tons of marine biofuel to its fleet, enabling the Group’s ships to sail with nearly 1 million kilometers, equivalent to over 80 round-trips between Rotterdam and New York.
The State of Florida welcomed the largest container ship ever docked on 11 December, at the Port of Miami. The “CMA CGM Magellan” is a 1,199-foot long, 167-foot wide container vessel and can transfer about 13,344 TEU.
The French President Emmanuel Macron should initiate an international coalition for the energy transition of the transportation sector whose priority will be to develop a more competitive and less carbon-intensive energy source, said Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM.
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