Largest container vessel ever in the coastal port
On 24 March CSP Zeebrugge Terminal welcomed the brand-new container carrier of CMA CGM, the megamax m/s CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupéry. Having a total loading capacity of 20,776 TEUs, it is about a new record vessel in the port of Zeebrugge. The ship is named after the French pilot and the writer of the famous book “The Little Prince”.
The vessel constitutes the largest container ship ever in Zeebrugge. The CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupéry measures 400 meters in length and 59 meters in width. The vessel has 1,600 reeferplugins. Containers can be charged 23 rows wide and 11 containers high. It is about the first vessel delivered in a total series of 3 vessels. The carrier was built by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction in the Philippines.
The CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupéry is deployed for the NEU4 Service of the Ocean Alliance (or the FAL1 service of CMA CGM) between Asia and Northern Europe. In the Far East the loop calls at Port Kelang, Xiamen, Xingang, Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian and Singapore.
The container vessel left Zeebrugge with a draught of 15.8 meters.
The latest record was set in the coastal port by the Munich Maersk having a 20,568 TEU capacity measuring 399 meters in length.