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The second of CMA CGM’s series of three 16,000-TEU (20-foot-equivalent unit) vessels began its first voyage on April 19 in Busan, South Korea.

Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in South Korea, the CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt is 396 meters long and 54 meters wide, with a draft of 16 meters. It sails under the UK flag.

Like the CMA CGM Marco Polo, the first in the series, the ship is named after a great explorer. The third vessel, the CMA CGM Jules Verne, which will sail under the French flag, is expected to be delivered in early May 2013.

The Alexander Von Humboldt will be christened on May 30, 2013 in Hamburg. It will operate on the French Asia Line (FAL1). The FAL1 operates the largest vessels of the carrier’s fleet and offers a fixed-day, weekly connection between Central and South China, the main exporting zones of the country, and Northern Europe.

After Busan, the ship will call at Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Yantian, Port Klang, Suez, Tanger, Southampton, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Malta, Suez, Khor Al Fakkan, Jebel Ali, Port Kelang, and Ningbo.


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