CMA CGM brought in EM Kea today on its shared service with Maersk. After a pair of unfortunate breakdowns and a number of substitutes, they seem to have settled on this ship as their regular ship for the four-ship transatlantic service.
If appearance is any indication it is certainly an impressive looking candidate. The ship is a product of the Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa in Poland. Powered by a MAN B+W main engine it is rated at 22 knots. The 35,824 grt, 42,166 dwt ship has a capacity of 3108 TEU. It was built in 2007 for Cap Norte Schiffs. as Cap Norte and managed by Columbus Ship Management, all part of Hamburg Sud.It was acquired by current owners Kea Trading Ltd (Eurobulk Ltd of Athens) in 2012 and renamed Cap Egmont. It took its present name earlier this year.
Owner Eurobulk Ltd has a fascinating website showing the evolution of the company from modest beginnings: