CMA CGM’s Behemoths to Sail from Asia to US West Coast

French liner giant CMA CGM Group said that it will deploy its flagship fleet of six 18,000 TEU vessels between Asia and the West Coast of the U.S. starting end of May.

The company said that the decision to send its flagship fleet on the most active and dynamic market to date – the trans-Pacific market is in line with both the growth strategy set by the group in the United States and around the world and the optimization of its fleet.

In total, 6 ships of 18,000 TEUS will join the Pearl River Express service; those being ships bearing the names of great explorers: CMA CGM Bougainville, CMA CGM Kerguelen, CMA CGM Georg Forster, CMA CGM Vasco de Gama, CMA CGM Zheng He and CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin.

The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin became the largest ship ever to call in the United States last December and was inaugurated on February 19 in Long Beach, in the presence of Jacques Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM.

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