CMA CGM Marco Polo

The World's largest containership

396 meters long / 16,000 TEUs


The CMA CGM Marco Polo makes her call at Khor Fakkan on January 5th

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On January, 5th, The CMA CGM Marco Polo will call at Khor Fakkan in the United Arab Emirates. Khor Fakkan is one of the world’s leading container transshipment ports. It is strategically located on Sharjah’s Indian Ocean coast, outside the sensitive Straits of Hormuz and close to the main east-west shipping routes. It is only three hours from the UAE’s main centers of population, Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi on the Arabian Gulf coast. Khorfakkan’s location makes it an obvious choice for shipping lines with large transshipment volumes, who also require easy access to the UAE hinterland.

Khor Fakkan in figures :

– No. of Quays: 6
– Quay Length: 2000 Meters
– Depth Alongside: 16m at MLW
– Storage Area: 450,000 sq. meters.
– 26 Yard Gantries


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.