CMA CGM Group announced that CMA CGM Tigris was delivered on December 23, 2014 in China. The vessel is the fourth of a series of 28 vessels from 9,400 TEUs to 10,900 TEUs, vessels which will be delivered from now to the third quarter of 2016. Last June, the Group received the delivery of the first vessel of this series: the CMA CGM Danube.


CMA CGM Tigris will be a chartered bareboat sailing under the flag of Malta, and the result of collaboration between the Chinese shipyard NTS (New Times Shipbuildings, Jiangsu Province), China-based CIMC group and CMA CGM Group experts. The vessel was built within about 10 months since its keel was laid, and delivered on-time. At 300 metres in length and 48 metres in width, it was designed to offer maximal loading capacity. It has a capacity of 1,458 40-foot reefer plugs, the largest number so far on such a ship.

CMA CGM Tigris will be put into service on the SEAS2 Line, and operated on the following rotation: Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Kelang, Santos, Paranagua, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio Grande, Itapoa, Santos, Durban, Port Kelang, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

CMA CGM Tigris is equipped with all the latest environmental technologies which significantly reduce its C02 emissions, as well as the Group’s carbon footprint. It is equipped with new bulbous bow shapes improving the hydrodynamics of the vessel at a speed of 16 to 18 knots. In addition, it boasts an electronically controlled long stroke engine with an exhaust gas bypass system offering the best in fuel consumption, a twisted leading edge rudder with bulb, a ballast water treatment system, and other features to boost efficiency and environmental performance.