Ultra-large ship made in Philippines unveiled

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction – Philippines on January 25 has unveiled CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery, the first 20,600 TEU containership built in the company’s 326-hectare Subic shipyard.

CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery was launched in August 2017 and was in the open seas December 29, 2017 to January 2, 2018.

Prior to the official unveiling, Antoine de Saint Exupery embarked into “important journey for 3 nights and 4 days to undergo a series of performance tests and technical inspection,” HHIC-Philippines said.

CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery. HHIC-Philippines photo

Antoine de Saint Exupery will be delivered to French shipping magnate CMA CGM.

“The ship has a length of 400 meters, a width of 59 meters and a depth of 33 meters, making it one of the largest container vessels ever built in the world today,” HHIC-Philippines said. As big as three football fields combined.

CMA CGM ordered three 20,600 TEU containership from HHIC-Philippines.

“CMA CGM has two more vessels of such type and size in the advance stages of shipbuilding process at HHIC-Phil Inc.’s 326-hectare Subic shipyard,” HHIC-Philippines said.

The second 20,600 TEU containership was launched in December 2017, while the third is currently being constructed.

Hanjin is a Korean-owned shipbuilding company.

Sources: http://www.hhic-phil.com/pr/newsroom_read.aspx?bbsID=845&page=1; http://www.hhic-phil.com/pr/newsroom_read.aspx?bbsID=841; https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/963645/megaship-built-in-subic-shipyard