CMA CGM Marco Polo

The World's largest containership

396 meters long / 16,000 TEUs


3rd call of the CMA CGM Marco Polo – Xiamen (China)

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Today at 11:10am, the CMA CGM made a call at the Port of Xiamen in China. A total of 1,311 containers were loaded and 120 containers were discharged at Xiamen Port. It took 6 cranes and 9 hours to complete the operation.

The Port of Xiamen is located in the mouth of the Jiulongjiang River on the southern coastline of Fujian province in China. It is the 4th most important deap sea port in the PRC with the capacity to handle the sixth-generation large container vessels like the CMA CMG Marco Polo (draft of 16 meters) with a depth that reaches 17 meters. It is ranked the 7th largest container port in the PRC, and ranks 18th among the world’s top 100. In 2011, Xiamen handled 157 million tons of cargo, including 6.46 million TEUs of containers.



On 5 November, the CMA CGM Group took delivery of the biggest vessel in its fleet and currently the world’s largest (capacity) containership, the CMA CGM MARCO POLO capable of carrying up to 16,000 TEUs.
With this blog, you will find out all about the vessel as well as many interesting aspects of a merchant fleet: from building the vessel, to training those who sail on her, the goods carried and the technical innovations to protect the environment.