CMA CGM Hails "Latest Environmental Technologies" on New Box Ship

Thursday February 26, 2015

CMA CGM has launched its newest box ship, the CMA CGM Rhone, which the company announced this week is also equipped with "the latest environmental technologies."

According to the company, the technologies installed aboard the 9,365 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) capacity box ship will significantly reduce its carbon dioxide emissions, and in turn help to reduce CMA CGM's carbon footprint. 

In addition to a ballast water treatment system, the ship also has a twisted leading edge rudder with bulb, an electronically controlled long stroke engine, and is outfitted with a bulbous bow for better hydrodynamics at speeds between 16 to18 knots. 

The ship will join CMA CGM's existing Bosphorus Express route, which travels between Asia, Turkey, and the Black Sea.

"With its 300 meters length and 48 meters width, the vessel was designed to offer a maximal loading capacity while meeting the technical constraints of the Strait of the Bosphorus," said the company. 

The ship also has a 1,458 40' Reefer plugs capacity, which CMA CGM said "embodies the Group's ambition to be a leader in this growing market."

The Malta-flagged CMA CGM Rhone is the seventh in a series of 28 ships.