CMA CGM Marco Polo

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CMA CGM Marco Polo in Zeebrugge, 18 December 2012
Name: CMA CGM Marco Polo[1][2]
Owner: SNC Nordenskiold[3]
Operator: CMA CGM
Port of registry: London  United Kingdom[3]
Builder: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea[3]
Yard number: 4161[3]
Completed: 5 November 2012[3]
Maiden voyage: 7 November 2012[4]
In service: 6 November 2012[1]
Status: In service[1]
General characteristics [3]
Class and type: Explorer-class container ship
  • 175,343 GT
  • 85,361 NT
  • 187,625 DWT
Length: 396.0 m (1,299 ft 3 in)
Beam: 53.6 m (175 ft 10 in)
Draught: 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in)
Depth: 29.9 m (98 ft 1 in) (deck edge to keel)
Installed power: Wärtsilä 14RT-flex96C (80,080 kW)
Propulsion: Single shaft, fixed-pitch propeller
Speed: 25.1 knots (46.5 km/h; 28.9 mph)[2]
Crew: 27[7]
CMA CGM Marco Polo, Port of Rotterdam

CMA CGM Marco Polo is a UK-registered container ship of the Explorer class[5] owned by the CMA CGM group. On 6 November 2012, it became the largest container ship in the world measured by capacity (16,020 TEU), but was surpassed on 24 February 2013 by the Maersk Triple E class (18,270 TEU), which is 4 metres (13.1 ft) longer at precisely 400m in length.

It is named for Venetian merchant and traveller Marco Polo.

The previous largest was Emma Mærsk and her seven sisters of the Mærsk E class (15,500 TEU). The capacity is 10,000 TEU if all are fully loaded 14 ton containers,[6] compared to 11,000 for Emma Mærsk[8] and even more for the Triple E Class.

See also

In the Press

  • Nine DSME Built Vessels Selected as Best Ships of 2012


  1. ^ a b c d "CMA CGM Marco Polo (9454436)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 15 November 2012. (log-in access required)
  2. ^ a b "CMA CGM Marco Polo". Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "CMA CGM Marco Polo (14495H)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 15 November 2012. (log-in access required)
  4. ^ "World's largest containership starts maiden voyage". Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  5. ^ a b "The race among the world's biggest ships begins". Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  6. ^ a b "CMA CGM MARCO POLO". Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  7. ^ "First impressions on navigation of Captain Velibor Krpan". CMA CGM. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. [better source needed]
  8. ^ "Namegiving of newbuilding L 203" (Press release). Odense Steel Shipyard. 8 December 2006. Archived from the original on 13 July 2007. Retrieved 6 November 2012.

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