Jacques Saadé-class container ship

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CMA CGM Jacques Saadé at southampton.JPG
CMA CGM Jacques Saadé at Southampton
Class overview
Builders
OperatorsCMA CGM
In service2020–present
Planned9
Completed9
Active9
General characteristics
TypeContainer ship
Tonnage236,583 GT
Length399.9 m (1,312 ft 0 in)
Beam61.3 m (201 ft 1 in)
Draught16 m (52 ft 6 in)
PropulsionCMD-WinGD 12X92 DF
Capacity23,112 TEU

The Jacques Saadé class is a group of nine container ships each with a capacity of 23,000 TEUs built by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) for French shipping company CMA CGM. Construction on the first two began in July 2018 in Shanghai by Jiangnan Shipyard and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding.[1] The first ship was launched in September 2019.[2] The first ship was delivered on 22 September 2020.[3] The first two ships were originally expected to be delivered in 2019, [1] but they have been delivered in September and October 2020 [4] after a delay of at least 10 months by China State Shipbuilding Corporation(CSSC). [5][6]

History[edit]

CSSC and CMA CGM signed a contract to produce the ships on 19 September 2017. The value of the contract was worth an estimated USD 1.2 billion at the time.[7][8]

Construction of the first two ships began on 26 July 2018.[1] The first ship, CMA CGM Jacques Saadé, named after the founder of CMA CGM Jacques Saadé, was launched in September 2019.[2] The first ship was originally expected to be delivered in November 2019, [1] but it has been delivered on 22 September 2020 [9] after a delay of at least 10 months by China State Shipbuilding Corporation(CSSC). [10][11] And the second ship CMA CGM Champs Elysees has been delivered on 27 October 2020 after a delay of at least 10 months.[1][12]

Stern view of CMA CGM Palais Royal

List of ships[edit]

Ship Yard number IMO number Delivery Status Ref
Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding
CMA CGM Jacques Saadé 3033 9839179 22 Sep 2020 In service [13]
CMA CGM Palais Royal 3034 9839181 27 Nov 2020 In service [14]
CMA CGM Rivoli 3035 9839193 20 Jan 2021 In service [15]
CMA CGM Concorde 3036 9839208 28 Apr 2021 In service [16]
CMA CGM Sorbonne 3037 9839210 7 Jul 2021 In service [17]
Jiangnan Shipyard
CMA CGM Champs Elysees 1471 9839131 27 Oct 2020 In service [18]
CMA CGM Louvre 1472 9839143 22 Dec 2020 In service [19]
CMA CGM Montmartre 1473 9839155 18 Mar 2021 In service [20]
CMA CGM Trocadero 1474 9839167 26 May 2021 In service [21]

Specifications[edit]

The vessels will be 400 metres (1,312 ft 4 in) long, 61.3 metres (201 ft 1 in) wide, and 33.5 metres (109 ft 11 in) deep. They will each have a deadweight tonnage capacity of 220,000 DWT.[1]

The engines will be fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The decision to use LNG as a fuel is in anticipation of the upcoming 2020 IMO regulation limiting sulfur emissions.[22][23][needs update]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "World's largest container vessels under construction in Shanghai". People's Daily. 27 July 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-07-27. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "CMA CGM | World Premiere: Launching of the World's Largest LNG-Powered Containership and Future CMA CGM Group Flagship". www.cma-cgm.com. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  3. ^ "CMA CGM's 2nd LNG-powered giant nearing completion". Offshore Energy. 2020-08-10. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  4. ^ "CMA CGM's 2nd LNG-powered giant nearing completion". Offshore Energy. 2020-08-10. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  5. ^ "Ship owners already know the limitation of the Chinese shipyards". Hellenicshippingnews. 1 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Chinese financing backs massive Qatar LNG carrier order". Riviera. 29 May 2020.
  7. ^ "CMA CGM Confirms CSSC Yards for 22,000 TEU Giants". World Maritime News. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  8. ^ "CMA CGM Confirms Order for 22,000 TEU Giants". World Maritime News. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  9. ^ "CMA CGM's 2nd LNG-powered giant nearing completion". Offshore Energy. 2020-08-10. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  10. ^ "Ship owners already know the limitation of the Chinese shipyards". Hellenicshippingnews. 1 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Chinese financing backs massive Qatar LNG carrier order". Riviera. 29 May 2020.
  12. ^ "CMA CGM's Second 23,000 TEU LNG Containership Delivered". Marinelink. 30 Oct 2020.
  13. ^ "CMA CGM Jacques Saadé (9839179)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  14. ^ "CMA CGM Palais Royal (9839181)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  15. ^ "CMA CGM Rivoli (9839193)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  16. ^ "CMA CGM Concorde (9839208)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  17. ^ "CMA CGM Sorbonne (9839210)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  18. ^ "CMA CGM Champs Elysees (9839131)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  19. ^ "CMA CGM Louvre (9839143)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  20. ^ "CMA CGM Montmartre (9839155)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  21. ^ "CMA CGM Trocadero (9839167)". Veristar Info. Bureau Veritas. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  22. ^ "IMO Answers Questions on the 2020 SOx Regulation". Maritime-executive.com. 2018-02-03. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  23. ^ "Gabadi to build LNG fuel tanks for 22,000 TEU containership". LNG World News. 2018-04-20. Retrieved 2018-07-31.

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