CMA CGM equips the Marco Polo with a windshield

CMA CGM equips the Marco Polo with a windshield

The windshield on the Marco Polo vesselCMA CGM

CMA CGM’s Marco Polo has been equipped with a new prototype windshield, to improve her aerodynamics, therefore reducing her fuel consumption and carbon footprint.

The windshield required over 6 months of development and installation. If the results are conclusive, the same windshield will be installed in other CMA CGM vessels. This initiative contributes to CMA CGM’s decarbonization journey toward its 2050 Net Zero target. The group has also stated that it will integrate 10% of alternative fuels in its energy mix by 2023.

The container ship Marco Polo was built in 2012, and sails under the flag of the Bahamas with Nassau as a home port. With a length of 396 metres and a width of 53.6 metres, the vessel has a gross tonnage of 176,546 metric tonnes. This vessel also has a Hazard A (major) type. The Marco Polo left Charleston, South Carolina, in the United States last week.

Author: Emma Dailey

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