Thursday, July 23, 2015

2,100 TEU Container Ship is First in Series of Three Bound for Caribbean

CMA CGM Invests in New Fleet for NEFGUI Service
Shipping News Feature

FRANCE – SOUTH AMERICA – CARIBBEAN – Having taken possession of its latest vessel, the 2,100 TEU container ship CMA CGM Cayenne, the French group have placed the ship, the first of its Guyanamax three vessel series, on the company’s North Europe - French Guiana - North Brazil (NEFGUI) line. This 42-day rotation joins the North of Europe directly to the Caribbean, French Guiana and North Brazil each week.

The new ship includes capacity for 530 reefer boxes and is 190 metres overall with a width of 30 metres, flagged in the UK and was constructed at Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. In line with the sustainable development policy of the Group, the CMA CGM Cayenne is equipped with all the latest environmental technologies which significantly reduce its CO2 emissions, as well as the Group’s carbon footprint. She sports the now familiar bulbous bow to improve hydrodynamics at a speed of 16 to 18 knots.

The ships engine is an electronically controlled, long stroke unit to optimise fuel consumption, the rudder has a twisted leading edge with bulb and she of course carries a modern ballast water treatment system. The next two vessels in the series will also be positioned on the NEFGUI line when they arrive in August and September which will increase capacity on the route by 18% overall.

The port rotation for the NEFGUI line is:

Algeciras, Rotterdam, Tilbury, Rouen, Le Havre, Philipsburg, Port of Spain, Degrad des Cannes, Belem, Fortaleza, Natal and Algeciras.