CMA CGM Marco Polo

The World's largest containership

396 meters long / 16,000 TEUs

CMA CGM MARCO POLO

Technical innovations at the service of the environment

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In line with the sustainable development policy of the Group, CMA CGM MARCO POLO is equipped with all the latest environmental technologies:

  • An electronically controlled engine allowing a significantly reduced consumption of fuel (-3% on average) and of lub oil (-25%)
  • A twisted leading edge rudder improving the hydrodynamics of the vessel (optimisation of the water flow), and significantly reducing energy expenditures as well as CO2 emissions.
  • A Pre-Swirl Stator® allowing the straightening up of the water flow upstream from the propeller in order to improve its productivity. Combined with the twisted leading edge rudder, this innovation optimizes the hydrodynamics of the vessel and makes it possible to reduce by 2 to 4% the consumption of energy and the atmospheric emissions.
  • An “Exhaust Gas Bypass” system, which improves the energetic efficiency of the vessel, reducing the fuel consumption by 1.5% at low speeds.
  • An optimized hull design allowing to sensibly improve the propulsion of the vessel into the water.
  • A ballast water treatment system, in order to preserve the biodiversity of the oceans by not rejecting chemicals into seawater.

Since 2005, the CMA CGM Group has reduced its CO2 emissions by 30% and set a new target of 50%. The CMA CGM Marco Polo is an integral part of this strategy!

 

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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.