Breaking more records… the CMA CGM Rivoli – making her first stop in Europe on her maiden voyage – arrived at Malta Freeport Terminals with 20,828 TEU containers on board: the largest number any of the shipping line’s vessels have carried in a single lift. This 400-metre-long ship is the fifth of nine LNG-powered 23,000 TEU super container ships ordered by CMA CGM from the China State Shipbuilding Corporation and the third ship from the series built by Hudong-Zhonghua. CMA CGM expects to take delivery of four more sister ships in the first half of this year. By 2022, CMA CGM will own 26 LNG-powered ships – which emit up to 20% less CO2 than conventional fuel-powered systems – as part of its transition to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. The CMA CGM Rivoli is operating on CMA CGM’s flagship route-French Asia Line (FAL1) connecting Europe to Asia, which includes Malta Freeport.
Work continues apace at Malta Freeport Terminals on two new Megamax quayside cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes which further enhance the Terminals’ capability to handle the world’s largest container ships. […]