CMA CGM Marco Polo

The World's largest containership

396 meters long / 16,000 TEUs


CMA CGM Marco Polo: a first turnaround which stands out!

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On January 24, the CMA CGM Marco Polo arrived in Ningbo, last stop in accordance with the time scheduled. During the first turnaround, some records were set:
– From Le Havre the Marco Polo left with a record load of 163 464 tons.
– During the port call at Khor Fakkan, a new productivity record was achieved with an average of 223 movements per hour for a total of 6,922 moves!
– At Port Kelang, the CMA CGM Marco Polo left with the biggest load ever made by CMA CGM, or 14,398 TEUs.

CMA CGM Marco Polo justifies its title of the fleet’s flagship thanks to its environmental performance. On this first turnaround at full load, it has rejected only 40 grams of CO2 per kilometer per ton transported. A reduction of 12% compared to the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb and 23% compared to the modern ships of the CMA CGM fleet.

In addition, the CMA CGM group continues to develop other initiatives for the environment: low consumption reefer (3 times less energy consumed), light steel containers (lighter and stronger) or containers with flooring composite material.


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.