Largest CMA CGM containership calls at Japan

CMA CGM Argentina is the first of two 15,000-TEU vessels on the Asia Central South America 1 service to call Yokohama port. The vessels will accommodate more Yokohama-bound fresh produce on a single voyage and facilitate trade flows between Latin America and Asia.

CMA CGM received the arrival of CMA CGM ARGENTINA as its largest vessel to call at the Honmoku D4 terminal in Yokohama, Japan on 15 January. The containership is one of two 15,000-TEU series that the Group has deployed on the weekly Asia Central South America 1 (ACSA1) service.

Arriving from central and south America, the vessel is now the largest containership to call a Japanese port on a regular service and has brought import shipments of fresh fruits from Ecuador and Guatemala as well as coffee and malt from Colombia and Mexico.

The ACSA1 service makes a port stop at the Honmoku D4 terminal each week. Operated by CMA CGM, the terminal has a total annual operating capacity of over 550,000 TEUs and contributes to about 15 % of Yokohama’s port throughput.

Photo credit: CMA CGM. CMA CGM Argentina.

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