3x18000 teu Container Ships chartered by CMA CGM

Ship designer: MARIC, China

In the beginning of August 2013, an undisclosed owner placed orders for three ultra large container ships with the Chinese CSSC Group, all three being chartered by CMA CGM.

The ships are scheduled to come on stream in the last quarter of 2015. The deal is part of CMA CGM’s efforts to increase its fleet of 18000teu super jumbo vessels from three units to nine.

Design of the Energy Saving Package is carried out by VDV and MMG engineers in Northern Germany with special focus on propulsion efficiency after achieving a very promising tank tests at MARIN, in pre-engineering stage.

The premium quality products will be manufactured in Germany (propeller) and South Korea (rudder).

  • Control panel
  • ESPAC Rudder
  • Energy Saving Package by MMG and VDV

Vessel characteristics

LOA:399.20 m
Lpp:381.40 m
Maximum moulded breadth:54.00 m
Depth:30.20 m
Draft (scantling):16.00 m
Propulsion type:1x FPP MMG
Propeller diameter:10.00 m
ME Type:MAN B&W 11S90ME C9.2
ME Power:63910 kW@84rpm

Rudder characteristics

Blade area including bulb:97 m²
Torque:7550 kNm
Max. turning angle:2 x 35º


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