December 09, 2014: CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the CMA CGM LITANI was delivered on December 3rd, 2014 in China.
The CMA CGM LITANI (10,622 TEUs) is the third of a series of 28 vessels from 9,400 TEUs to 10,900 TEUs, vessels which will be delivered from now to the third quarter of 2016. Last June, the Group received the delivery of the first vessel of this series: the CMA CGM DANUBE. Each vessel of this one-of-a-kind series will be named after a famous river of the world.
Sailing under the Malta flag, it is result of collaboration between the Chinese shipyards NTS (New Times Shipbuildings, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China), CIMC group and the CMA CGM Group experts. This collaboration led to an on-time delivery showing the ability to build and equip a container ship of this size.
300m in length and 48m in width, it was designed to offer maximal loading capacity while meeting the technical constraints necessitated by the Strait of the Bosphorus.
With a capacity of 1,458 reefer plugs 40', which is the largest so far on such a ship, the CMA CGM LITANI embodies the Group's ambition to be a leader in this growing market.
With the OCEAN THREE agreements, the vessel will be repositioned and operated on one of the emblematic lines of the Group, the « Bosphorus Express », (BEX). It will offer a direct service between Asia, Turkey and the Black Sea. Accordingly, it will call Dalian, Tianjin, Kwangyang, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, Beirut, Izmit, Istambul Ambarli, Constanza, Odessa, Ilyichevsk, Istambul Ambarli, Piraeus, Port Kelang, and once again Dalian.