Saturday, May 20, 2023

CMA CGM G. Washington

 It was another ultra size ship at PSA Halifax today, May 20, on the OCEAN Alliance's weekly Asia-North America service. All ships on the service are provided by CMA CGM and today's was a repeat caller, CMA CGM G. Washington.

The ship was built by Hyundai, Ulsan in 2017 and is recorded at 140,872 gt, 148,992 dwt with a capacity of 14,414 TEU including 1400 reefer points.

The OCEAN Alliance was formed in 2016 by CMA CGM with China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), OOCL and Evergreen. Although each of the members has its own operating code for the service, it has generally been identified by CMA CGM's title as the Columbus JAX. Ships sailing from Asia used to arrive in Halifax non-stop from Colombo, but have recently added Tanger Med, Morocco (the largest port in Africa) as a convenient hub port for western Europe and western Africa cargo via shuttle. It requires 22 ships to maintain the weekly service calling in 18 ports on a 147 day rotation.

As far as I can determine the OCEAN Alliance has renewed its membership to 2027.


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