Saturday, November 22, 2014

CMA CGM Montreal sold

The container ship CMA CGM Montreal is reported sold to undisclosed buyers for $US 7.2 mn. One of five ships in the Maersk / CMA CGM TA4 transatlantic service, it was in Halifax last Saturday.

Built in 2002, the 32228 grt ship has a container capacity of 2732 (including 450 refrigerated). It only started on the TA4 service earlier this year, and carried the name Antje Wulff for its first cal in Halifax. Since built is has carried the names Antje-Helen Wulff, P+O Nedlloyd Dammam, CMA CGM Seagull and Ibn Abdoun. Owners since 2010 have been Herman Wulff of Glueckstadt, Germany.
It is too early to tell if the ship will continue with the joint Maersk/ CMA CGM service or will be replaced by another ship.It is currently the only CMA CGM ship on the run, the others are all Maersk.
The TA4 port rotation is Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Montreal, Halifax, Rotterdam. CMA CGM Montreal is due in Rotterdam November 24. It would be due in Halifax again on December 13.

Today's caller was Maersk Palermo which caught the last rays of the setting sun on departure. Several CMA CGM boxes are identifiable in its deck cargo.


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