CMA CGM Marco Polo

The World's largest containership

396 meters long / 16,000 TEUs


  1. The CMA CGM Marco Polo in figures

    Capacity: 16,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) Length overall: 396m Beam: 53.6m Draft: 16m Reefer plugs: 1,200 In comparision Longer than 4 football pitches or 5.5 Airbus A380 aircraft Engine as powerful as 1,100 x 100hp cars A 21-knot thrust equivalent to that of jet engines in 10 Airbus A380s (3,000kN)...
  2. CMA CGM Marco Polo calls at Hamburg today

    On 12 December, the vessel called at Hamburg, entry port for North Europe but also for servicing the Baltic and Russia. Due to its location, Hamburg is the preferred port for access to German markets inland, but also, thanks to a network of feeders operated by the Group, for seamless...


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.