Arrival CMA CGM Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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Arrival CMA CGM Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

20 March 2018

Sunday afternoon, March 18th, the CMA CGM Antoine de Saint-Exupéry arrived during a maiden call at the Rotterdam World Gateway terminal. With a length of 400 meters, a width of 59 meters and a capacity of 20.600 twenty feet containers, the flagship of CMA CGM is one of the biggest containerships in the world. This can be seen as one of the big advantages of the port of Rotterdam, where almost every ship in the world can come to the port of Rotterdam. Every shipment that has to be delivered, can go through Rotterdam to the rest of Europe. The distribution can be arranged from Rotterdam. This is ideal for enterprises that are looking for warehousing near a port and quick distribution possibilities to Europe. Because NBK is located at Rotterdam, it can be your ideal partner for a quick and reliable distribution to the hinterland in Europe. NBK is specialised in ADR chemicals and excise goods.


The CMA CGM Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is the first of the three sister ships. It has been taken into service at January 25th and sails between Asia and Europe. Late 2017 the French shipping company announced that the next series of containerships, with a record capacity of 22.000 twenty feet containers, will be fuelled with LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) instead of fuel oil. The first LNG fuelled containership will be delivered in 2020. With that, CMA CGM is first big shipping company that chooses for LNG as a fuel for their ships. This fits perfectly with the Rotterdam policy, which is committed to the transition from fuel oil to LNG as fuel for shipping.