CMA CGM Zheng He

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The CMA CGM Zheng He on the Elbe
Name: CMG CGM Zheng He
Namesake: Zheng He
Owner: CHC Second Shipping SA
Operator: CMA CGM
Port of registry: London,  United Kingdom
Builder: Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry, China
Completed: 2015
In service: 2015
Identification: Call sign: 2IQU8
IMO number: 9706906
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Container ship
Tonnage: 178,228 GT
116,356 NT
185,000 DWT
Length: 399.9 m (1,312 ft)
Beam: 51 m (167 ft)
Draft: 16.5 metres (54 ft)
Installed power: Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C diesel engine, (34,320–80,080 kW)
Propulsion: Single shaft; screw propeller Solid
Speed: 14.7 kn to 22.3 kn
Capacity: 17859 TEU
Crew: 27

CMA CGM Zheng He is an Explorer class containership built for CMA CGM.[1] It is among the world's largest containerships, at 16,020 TEU.[2]

The ship was built by Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry, the same shipyard that built sister ship CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin.[3] It is the longest ship built on hull in China.[4]

Named for famed Chinese Admiral Zheng He, the ship is expected to ply the water off Europe and Asia for CMA CGM.[5] It is the second CMA CGM ship to be named for Zheng He, CMA CGM Marco Polo was originally named for the Chinese explorer.