CMA CGM Marco Polo

The World's largest containership

396 meters long / 16,000 TEUs


The world’s largest containership calls into the world’s biggest terminal

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Today the CMA CGM Marco Polo called into the world’s biggest terminal, the Guandong terminal in Shanghai.

 “From 2012 January to September, more than 250 vessels of the group berthed at Guandong Terminal, for a total volume of 756,000 TEUs. This represents 63 % of all volumes carried by the group in Shanghai. CMA CGM is currently the terminal’s biggest carrier customer” notes Gorden GUO Vice President of CMA CGM China.

The CMA CGM Marco Polo continues her route to South China and should reach Xiamen port next Monday, 12 November 2012.


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.