The second of the CMA CGM Group’s new 18,000 TEU series of vessels was delivered on 2 June. The London-registered CMA CGM Georg Forster (2015/175,000 gt), named after the 18th century German travel writer, who was part of the James Cook’s expedition in Southern Seas, subsequently called at Southampton on 6 July.
With a length of 398m and beam of 54m, the Explorer class vessels are the largest in the CMA CGM fleet. They will operate on the French Asia Line rotation between China, Malaysia, Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast up to Germany. The vessel will be christened in Hamburg on 9 July