CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt

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CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt ride up river Elbe in May 2013
Name: CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt
Namesake: Alexander von Humboldt
Owner: Caroline 31[1]
Operator: CMA CGM
Port of registry: Valletta,  Malta[1]
Builder: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea[1]
Yard number: 4162
Launched: 21 July 2012
Completed: 16 April 2013[1]
In service: 2013
Identification:IMO number9454448
Call sign: 2GEH4
MMSI number: 235096647[2]
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Type: Container ship
Tonnage: 176,546 GT
101,053 NT
186,470 DWT
Length: 378.4 m (1,241 ft)
Beam: 53.6 m (176 ft)
Draft: 16 m (52 ft)
Depth: 29.9 m (98 ft)
Installed power: Wärtsilä-Hyundai 14RT-flex96C (80,080 kW)
Propulsion: Single shaft; fixed-pitch propeller
Speed: 25.1 knots (46.5 km/h; 28.9 mph)
Capacity: 16,020 TEU

CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt is an Explorer class containership built for CMA CGM.[3] It is named after Alexander von Humboldt.

CMA CGM had originally planned to name the ship after Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama.

Scheduled for delivery in June 2013,[4] it is among the world's largest containerships, at 16,020 TEU.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt (14496J)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  2. ^ "CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt (9454448)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  3. ^ "CMA CGM touchera en octobre son premier navire de 16.000 EVP". Mer et Marine. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Le futur géant français s'appellera "CMA CGM Jules Verne"". Le Marin. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Alexander von Humboldt" (PDF). Alphaliner. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2012.