The CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER, 2nd of the Group’s 18,000 TEUs capacity vessel series, enters the CMA CGM fleet

03 Jun 2015 09:38 Economy

The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide leading shipping group, is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER was delivered on June, 2nd in South Korea.
  • A 18,000 TEUs capacity for the 2nd of the CMA CGM Group's largest capacity vessels series 
  • A vessel serving the world’s global economy 
  • A state of the art vessel equipped with the latest environmental technologies
The CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER: impressive dimensions of the 2nd CMA CGM Group’s vessel with a 18,000 TEUs capacity

With its 1,305 ft. (398m) length and 177 ft. (54m) width, the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER is the Group’s 2nd 18,000 TEUs capacity vessel to be delivered. 6 vessels will compose this series of vessels named after Great Explorers, that will have the CMA CGM Group’s largest containership capacity.

This gigantic vessel has a 18,000 TEU (twenty feet equivalent) capacity. All containers placed together would totalize around the distance between Hamburg and Hanover. Its size is above the height of the Empire State Building, wider than an Olympic pool, and its thrust is equivalent to the one of 10 Airbus A380 altogether.

A vessel serving the world’s global economy

Calling 11 different countries, the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER will join the vessels sailing the French Asia Line (FAL), one of the most emblematic lines of the CMA CGM Group. The Group’s largest vessels sail this line. In a globalized economy, gigantic vessels have the capacity to transport almost 200,000 tons of goods between the world’s leading markets: Europe, Middle East and Asia.

A vessel with the latest innovations serving the environment

The CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER is equipped with the latest environmental technologies: an engine of the latest generation, a twisted leading edge rudder with bulb, an optimized hull design… Those innovations decrease the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER CO2 emissions by 10% compared to the previous vessel generation. With an estimated emission of 37g of CO2/km for each container, the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER is one of the greenest goods transport means in the world. Furthermore, in accordance with the CMA CGM Group’s commitment, the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER environmental footprint responds to the 2025 energy efficiency regulations.

The vessel is named after the famous 18th century German travel writer, who was part of the James Cook’s expedition in Southern Seas. He is also considered to be one of the founders of ethnology and anthropology.

Sailing under the UK flag, the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER will start her first rotation on June 2nd. She will sail and call the different ports of the FAL rotation in China, Malaysia, Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast up to Germany. The vessel will be christened in Hamburg on July 9th, during a ceremony in line with the great seafaring tradition.


CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R. Saadé is a worldwide leading shipping group. 
Its 445 vessels call more than 400 ports in the world, on all 5 continents. In 2014, over 12.2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) were carried. 
CMA CGM has grown steadily and to offer its clients new and innovative sea, land and logistics solutions. Present in 160 countries, with a network of 655 agencies, the Group employs 20,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.

CMA CGM Georg Forster

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