Container Ship in Marseille Welcomes Olympic Flame

CMA CGM GREENLAND, a 15,000 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) container ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will take part in the grand nautical parade around the Belem and the arrival of the Olympic Flame in Marseille on May 8th.

She will arrive in Marseille mid-day on May 7, and will be in the Bay all day on May 8.

Entering service in September 2022 under the French 1st register flag, and homeported in Marseille-Fos, the CMA CGM GREENLAND is part of a series of five 15,000 TEU vessels deployed between Asia and the Mediterranean. At 366 meters long and 51 meters wide, she and her sister-ships – CMA CGM PATAGONIA, CMA CGM KIMBERLEY, CMA CGM EVERGLADE and CMA CGM GALAPAGOS – are named after sensitive natural regions. The CMA CGM GREENLAND is equipped with WinGD engines and a GTT Mark III LNG tank in the hull.

CMA CGM and its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, transporters of the Olympic flame’s equipment

The CMA CGM GREENLAND, anchored in Marseille’s harbor, embodies the commitment of the CMA CGM Group and its employees to transporting the equipment essential for the Olympic Flame’s journey through the French overseas regions and Corsica.

As the Official Logistics Partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, CMA CGM and its subsidiary CEVA Logistics are handling the maritime transport of the equipment from the port of Piraeus in Greece.

After its arrival in Le Havre, this unique equipment is stored in the Paris region before being gradually transported to Corsica, French Guiana, Reunion, Tahiti, Guadeloupe and Martinique on board 20-foot containers.

Loaded mainly with technical and logistical equipment, such as gas cylinders, uniforms for the torchbearers, lanterns, flags and torch parts, these containers are the symbol of CMA CGM’s unwavering commitment to the success of this world-class sporting event.

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