The recently built CMA
CGM Antoine de Saint Exupéry, one of the largest containerships in the world,
is in the midst of its European tour.
The 20,600 TEU
newbuilding has been visiting some of the major European ports, the latest
being the Port of Hamburg in Germany.
On March 14, the megaship
docked at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB), becoming the biggest
vessel ever to call the port.
Peter Wolf, Managing
Director of CMA CGM Germany, believes that the first arrival of the CMA CGM
Antoine de Saint Exupéry represents a major milestone: “We are very
pleased to welcome our new flagship here in Hamburg for the first time. It will
play a key role in regular services between Asia and Northern Europe.”
Built at HHIC-Phil’s
Subic facility, the 400-meter ship was
handed over to CMA CGM, in
January 2018. It is deployed in French Asia Line 1 service which connects Asia
to Northern Europe.
After transiting the Suez
Canal, CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupéry visited the Port of Algeciras in
early March, before heading to Southampton, Dunkerque and Hamburg.
CMA CGM shared a video of the boxship
leviathan’s arrival at Total Terminal International (TTI) Algeciras on March 7.