CMA CGM takes delivery of latest boxship
CMA CGM has taken delivery of its latest newbuilding from Samsung Heavy Industries.
The 8,500 teu CMA CGM Figaro was handed over today and will join the Cimex service that covers the Asia-Middle East Gulf trades where both volumes and freight rates are recovering.
The port rotation will be Tianjin, Pusan,Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Port Kelang, Khor Fakkan, Jebel Ali, Bandar Abbas, Port Kelang, Nansha, and Tianjin.
The arrival of the CMA CGM Figaro comes a few days after Hanjin Heavy Industries indicated that provisional agreement had been reached with the French line over a pair of 6,500 teu newbuildings that had been at the centre of a payments dispute. CMA CGM is now expected to take delivery of the pair fairly soon, according to industry sources.
CMA CGM Figaro, which will fly the French flag, is equipped with numerous innovative environmental features, including a fast oil recovery system that enables bunkers to be rapidly recovered at any time, significantly limiting the environmental consequences should there be an incident at sea.