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New super vessel is greener than a family car

Jul 08, 2015
The 18,000 TEU CMA CGM Georg Forster has entered service sailing under the UK flag.
This is the company’s 2nd vessel of this capacity to be delivered. Eventually six vessels will compose this series all named after Great Explorers.  Georg Forster was an 18th century German travel writer, who was part of the James Cook’s expedition in Southern Seas.  The vessel is the height of the Empire State Building and develops a thrust equivalent to ten Airbus 380s.

The vessel will call at 11 different countries and will join vessels sailing the French Asia Line (FAL), one of the most emblematic lines of the CMA CGM Group. Design innovations have enabled the vessel to reduce CO2 emissions by 10% compared to the previous vessel generation down to just 37g of CO2/km for each container (much less than a small family car). The Georg Forster started her first rotation on 2 June 2015 and will operate the route: China, Malaysia, Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast up to Germany.

 

Photo: The MV Georg Forster

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