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CMA CGM’s biggest ship successfully crosses Suez Canal for first time

On May 2nd, CMA CGM KERGUELEN, CMA CGM Group’s biggest ship, crossed the Suez Canal for the very first time. Admiral Mohab Mameesh, Suez Canal Authority Chairman, boarded the vessel and personally completed a section of the Canal crossing, as reported by the Group via a press release this week.

The Suez Canal is situated right amidst the crossroads established between Asia, Africa and Europe, so one can agree that is has quite the geostrategic positioning which is of great importance to CMA CGM, who are among the global leaders in the field of container shipping. Reports for 2014 displayed the fact that the Group managed to sail a total of 637 times through the Canal with its respective vessels positioned on 11 regular services.

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